Friday, July 20

One small step

Momma always laughs when she remembers watching man walk on the moon for the first time.
After the Apollo 11 lunar module landed July 20, 1969 on the Sea of Tranquillity, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon on July 21, 1969. Momma's parents made her stay up late (Momma was only 5 years old!) to witness the historic event.

Sadly, Momma was not impressed. You see, Grandmomma was an avid fan of Star Trek: the Original Series and Momma watched each and every episode with her.

So Momma was unimpressed when Armstrong and Aldrin walked on the moon in boring black and white.

After all, she saw Captain Kirk do it weekly in color.

Years later, Momma is thankful she got to witness the event and clearly remembers it, but still laughs at herself.

Science fiction: 1. Reality: 0.

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