Last night was a full moon and the skies were clear. B, O, and I were headed to dinner and the moon was up, yes it was late. The sun sets after 9 PM at this time of the year and we were working and playing late. Dinner was late, but its summer and we’re on a different schedule.
I stopped the car in the lane, climbed out, and captured the moon with my camera. The I got back in the car and pointed out that 47 years ago, man walked on the moon.
Except, I was wrong. The anniversary is today – July 20.
“One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong July 20, 1969.
I recall the day forty-seven years ago clearly, or rather the evening. We were in Venezuela and it was a late summer night. My dad had taken a job working for Creole, an American Oil Company and we had moved to Venezuela in June 1969.
On #ThisDayInHistory in 1969, Armstrong walks on moon. Read More https://t.co/L699rniXdb via @History
— Clay Watkins (@makingdayscount) July 20, 2016
I was seven years old and had finished first grade. It was summer. Continue reading One small step….