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Old 07-22-2009, 09:27 AM   #61
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I was in Douthat State Park, VA. - Allegheny Mtns.

I was a carefree 12 year old playing in the campground with friends when, someone said, "Hey, we're landing on the moon!"

Someone had strung up a B&W TV - how I don't know - as there was no electricity at the campsites at that time. I remember a grainy picture with aluminum foil tethered to the antennae.

Ironically, I just spent a week in that same park with my family - 40 years later....in many ways - incomprehensible change since 1969.
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Now that I think about it, the only moon mission I have vivid memories about was the last one -- Apollo 17 -- in December 1972. I was 7 years old. I can remember my mom was working part-time as a bank teller at the time, and I used to go to a neighbor's house after school until she was off. I recall the "Last Apollo" coverage rather well during the day while I'd play with blocks and Tinkertoys and stuff in front of the TV.
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I was 16 and at my grandparents' lake cottage in Bremen, IN. I remember that even though it was nighttime I still had on my swimsuit with a baby blue terrycloth coverup over it. After the actual landing and Armstrong's first step on the moon, I walked outside and just stared up at the moon in wonder. My grandmother asked if I could see Armstrong's feet hanging off the moon!!
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I like the map thing! My family had just moved back to the States from the UK and were staying in a hotel until our house was ready to move into. We were right about here:
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I was 11 years old; watching at home; asked Neal to take a picture of my house from the moon with his instamatic...
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I was 13, watching it my grandparents' house. In that era, I wanted to be an astronaut, so I found it exciting but not the huge accomplishment that my grandfather found it to be.
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