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What were YOU dong 50 years ago today? (Read 138 times)
Jul 20th, 2019 at 10:42am

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50 years ago today, I stayed home from school (was a junior in high school) to watch the first man on space! Still remember that vividly! Right now I'm heading to Seattle's Flight Museum for the big Moon event:
https://www.museumofflight.org/Exhibits/Destination-Moon

Until I process the moon pics I took last night, will also take some tonight, I took this a couple years ago:
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Reply #1 - Jul 20th, 2019 at 12:37pm

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I was on a aircraft carrier off the coast of Vietnam listening to a radio about the moon landing Roll Eyes
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Reply #2 - Jul 20th, 2019 at 2:29pm

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68-73 wrote on Jul 20th, 2019 at 12:37pm:
I was on a aircraft carrier off the coast of Vietnam listening to a radio about the moon landing Roll Eyes
Alan Smiley

I bet the whole ship was listening...

I have several Apollo DVDs, taped all the stuff this week on TV on it and bought the latests 4K Bluray DVD called FIRST MAN staring Ryan Gosling.
 

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Reply #3 - Jul 21st, 2019 at 9:01am

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Actually most of the ship didn't have access to a radio or they were working. I was lucky as I was an airman (Avaition Anti-Submarine Warfare Technician AX-2) & worked on aviation electronics in a secure area called AMD while flying missions about every 2-3 days over Vietnam. My area was Top Secret and no one without a clearance was allowed to enter & we had a radio Cool along with Scotch & toilet paper which were very valuable at that time Grin
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Reply #4 - Jul 21st, 2019 at 4:08pm

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Very interesting Alan. You've led an interesting life!

Well, yesterday when I got to the Flight Museum, there was no parking and waaaay too many people. So, instead I headed up to Mt Rainier to get some wildflower blooms pics and was lucky to get a moon shot to celebrate the moon event. So it worked out. In one pic you clearly see the moon because I zoomed in to the peak to the left of Mt Rainier, in the other pic you have to really squint to the left side of Mt Rainier to "barely" see the moon. Five more minutes and that moon was gone! The Truck pic was at White River and the wildflower blooms was Tipsoo Lake. It was a great day, I'm glad I went.
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Reply #5 - Jul 22nd, 2019 at 2:27pm

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I'm surprised Alan and I were the only ones here who took the Moon event seriously?
 

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Reply #6 - Jul 23rd, 2019 at 4:57am

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It's a different world out there now Jack Sad
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Reply #7 - Jul 23rd, 2019 at 3:44pm

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68-73 wrote on Jul 23rd, 2019 at 4:57am:
It's a different world out there now Jack Sad
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Yep... ain't that the truth!!! All you have to do is watch the Politics to see that!  Angry
I'm glad Dad is not around to see it.

I posted these pics on a couple photo forums and got a lot of posts saying the landing on the moon was staged and a hoax. Just like their saying that now for the WWII holocaust, never happened, staged.
 

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Reply #8 - Jul 26th, 2019 at 9:44am

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50 years ago I was 4 years old and remember my dad making us all watch the landing telling us it was historic and we'd never forget it!

I do remember watching and thinking it was cool.

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Reply #9 - Jul 30th, 2019 at 5:24pm

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Now THAT is a good Dad!!! Teaching you while young.

Only thing I can remember before Five was Mom caught me pretending to smoke cigarettes outside. Apparently I was picking them up out of the gutter and pretending to smoke. I wouldn't stop even with getting scolded and having my hinny smacked. So she told Dad and he took me to the store and told me to pick any cigarettes I wanted. I excitedly picked Camels. Then we went home and Dad took me to the bathroom and said "smoke 'em all" and showed me how as he smoked himself. Well, I couldn't get past the second cigarette and got real sick. Mom was mad as heck with Dad for making her baby sick.

Three good things happened with that event.
1. I never smoked again, EVER, hated the smell, even weed, turned my stomach.
2. Because of fight with Mom, Dad got me a cool WWII Tommy Gun to make up for it.
3. Dad quit smoking himself and never lit another one as long as he lived.

Now I wasn't quite five and remember all of that very well.

So Scott, we both had smart Dads... Bless them!

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Reply #10 - Jul 31st, 2019 at 7:06pm

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I was 12 and remember watching it on TV
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