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Old 07-18-2009, 10:52 PM  
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July 2oth, 1969: Where were you?

I'll bet just everybody who was alive and old enough to remember knows where they watched Neil Armstrong take his giant step for mankind.

I was 10 years old, living in Kansas City. We were at another family's house watching a little 13" black and white tv propped up on an end table. There was no light in the house except for the glow from that little television. It was warm, of course, so all he windows were open and a fan was blowing. I think there may have been lightning......?

I guess to this day it's the coolest thing I ever saw. Men were walking on the moon and I was watching it on television.

And the Chiefs were a good team.

Looking back, I really had no gripes from the ages of about 10-12.

What do you old....er, middle aged....dudes remember about that night?

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Old 07-18-2009, 10:54 PM   #2
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:57 PM   #3
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:58 PM   #4
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:59 PM   #5
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:59 PM   #6
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:01 PM   #7
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:03 PM   #8
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:05 PM   #9
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:06 PM   #10
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:10 PM   #11
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I was 8 years old, living in Endicott, NY. We were at our family's house watching a little 13" black and white tv.
Change the location to Hanover Park, IL.

My mom got a set of pictures of the astronauts and the moon from the local A&P a few months later. They held a prized place on my wall for quite a while.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:14 PM   #12
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Change the location to Hanover Park, IL.
I bet most people watched that event on 13" BW TV.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:23 PM   #13
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I bet most people watched that event on 13" BW TV.
Not me. I walked my 10 year old self on down to Area 51 and saw it all live.

Couldn't get a decent piece of toast, though.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:24 PM   #14
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:26 PM   #15
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