Friday, July 20, 2007

Do You Remember?

Where were you exactly 38 years ago? Thanks to my dad, who woke us up moments before it happened, my sister and I watched Neil Armstrong land on the moon. I remember being so excited that I talked incessantly and almost missed the famous quote:

And another view:


ladycub said...

I was staying at my Grandmother's house and I remember watching it on TV. My parents were away. They went to see the Cubs play in Philadelphia and they stopped the game so everyone could watch it on the big board.

4HisChurch said...

Oh, wow. Cool story!

Angela Messenger said...

I remember! I was barely 5 but I do remember. Later I heard the whole thing was a hoax. Bummer.

4HisChurch said...

:O I hope you're kidding, Angela!!

Jeffrey Smith said...

It's odd. I remember the quote everyone talks about, but "this is Tranquility Base. The Eagle has landed" made a more powerful impression at the time.

4HisChurch said...

I can understand that. I remember almost missing the "famous quote" myself.

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"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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