Neil Armstrong, who took a giant leap for mankind

I was 12 years old at the time. As I recall it, Dad was away on TDY (temporary duty) in the Air Force, and my younger brother and sister were tucked in bed asleep. So Mom and I sat together in our darkened living room, watching on our little black-and-white television while Neil Armstrong made history.

Afterward, we went outside and looked up at the moon and marveled that human beings at that very moment were walking around up there. In a very strange time in our nation’s history, replete with assassinations and riots and turmoil, it served as a reminder that almost unimaginable feats could still be accomplished.

It was a moment that, sadly, cannot be explained to those who were not there to experience it, in large part because we cannot replicate the genuine sense of awe and wonder felt worldwide.

Rest in peace, Neil Armstrong.

– Jay Bookman

598 comments Add your comment

DannyX

August 25th, 2012
4:08 pm

Neil Armstrong- FIRST

td

August 25th, 2012
4:17 pm

Little older than me at the time Jay but I also remember going out and looking at the moon with my parents that evening.

bullwinkle

August 25th, 2012
4:20 pm

I think of him every time I look up at the moon. What courage, what nerves of steel it took to do that. And afterward, he led a quiet, honorable life, avoiding attention and deflecting credit. Great man, great American.

fedup

August 25th, 2012
4:23 pm

I was half a world away when Neil landed. I had my ear glued to the radio and could hear his crackling voice. I had rushed home from my college just to hear his voice coming from another celestial body. I could imagine what the Wright brothers felt like.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

August 25th, 2012
4:26 pm

That was one of those “we all remember exactly where we were” moments in our history.

May God bless him ………………… he’s far, far beyond the moon now.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

August 25th, 2012
4:27 pm

Madge From Accounting

August 25th, 2012
4:29 pm

Goodbye Neil.

Class of '98

August 25th, 2012
4:44 pm

I am 37, and have never been able to look up at the moon and marvel that human beings were walking on it at that moment. Most people my age, including me, overly romanticize the late 1960’s. Woodstock, Haight-Ashbury, the counter culture, the war inb Vietnam.

But Neil (and Buzz) walking on the moon cannot be overblown or over-romanticized. Arguably the most amazing feat, and proudest moment, in the history of humanity.

Rest in peace, Alan.

Class of '98

August 25th, 2012
4:45 pm

Ooops. I meant rest in peace, Neil.

King of Everything

August 25th, 2012
4:51 pm

I never ever believed that in 1969 we flew a jalopy to the moon and flew it back to earth, but failed more than once to land a more advance shuttle vehicle safely. Government propaganda at its best, considering everything else that was at stake at that time in history. RIP Neil.

Go Forth

August 25th, 2012
4:55 pm

When they came back from the mission, Neil sent the word as “the eagle has landed”. My thought today is that the eagle has flown. RIP Neil Armstrong. You captured our imagination and helped us dream of greater things.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

August 25th, 2012
5:00 pm

I remember as a kid watching a Disney program on our black and white “round” television regarding plans for man to travel to the moon. I also remember thinking ………….. not in “my” lifetime.

Boy was I wrong on that one !

Mr. Armstrong ………….. you gave us as Americans perhaps the proudest moment and biggest thrill of our lives.

We will never forget you.

pogo

August 25th, 2012
5:02 pm

I was young and I sat watching Neil making that step on an old black and white TV that had to have its channels changed with pliers and I was enraptured. I thought at that moment there was nothing the United States couldn’t do. Now sadly, there is not much that the United States can do about anything. Bush started the fire of our decline and Obama and his buddies Pelosi and Reid threw rocket fuel on it (no pun intended). Obama must go or the hopelessness that has invaded every nook and cranny of this country will not go away, In fact it will metastisize.

Thulsa Doom

August 25th, 2012
5:06 pm

I know cons are saddened by Neil Armstrong’s death. But I can’t understand why libs would be upset. Armstrong was an achiever. Equally as bad to them he was an American patriot.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 25th, 2012
5:06 pm

13 comments and we get the obligatory, but…but…but…OBAMA! card.

RIP Mr, Armstrong.

FrankLeeDarling

August 25th, 2012
5:08 pm

As a true child of the space race this saddens me.I remember my father hooking the tv up outside so we could look at the moon and watch the blurry blue green image on the screen.What a proud moment in our history

Class of '98

August 25th, 2012
5:09 pm

King of Everything, I am as cynical and skeptical as anyone, but do you really think that hundreds, if not thousands, of people could maintain this “conspiracy” for over 40 years?

I knew it wouldn’t take long for the conspiracy theorists to sprout their ugly heads. I’m not going to further engage you, but I encourage you to educate yourself about the moon landings, and moreover, think deeply about just how complicated (impossible) maintaining a conspiracy of this magnitude for 40 years would really be.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

August 25th, 2012
5:09 pm

FrankLeeDarling:

Now “that” was a super idea !

FrankLeeDarling

August 25th, 2012
5:10 pm

Trashy Doom and wrong

Recon 0311 2533

August 25th, 2012
5:14 pm

A true American hero. R.I.P.

FrankLeeDarling

August 25th, 2012
5:18 pm

0311. yeah the old man had lots of them .Miss him every day.

Recon 0311 2533

August 25th, 2012
5:21 pm

Good commentary and a tribute to a true American Jay. We disagree on politics but we certainly agree on this.

Normal Free, Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

August 25th, 2012
5:29 pm

I Was in the Tonkin Gulf sitting in the First Class Lounge of my boat tender. It was awesome to behold. A big flash of pride back when there wasn’t much to be had.

Neal Armstrong…Still flying high…

Thulsa Doom

August 25th, 2012
5:31 pm

King of everything,

Why is it so difficult to believe in going to the moon? Outer space is only 1 atmosphere of pressure. Because of pressure its as much or more difficult to go to the bottom of the ocean due to the tremendous amount of pressure than to go into outer space.

Bud Wiser

August 25th, 2012
5:31 pm

I saw his first steps on the moon on my brother’s black and white TV. Since they did b&w from there, it made no difference.

It is truly as sad day when one of mankind’s hero’s passes away, but his achievement will last for eternity.

And, at least he got to hear our next President Romney announce he will rebuild NASA, instead of watching the dismantling under this sick joke of a president we’ll have for just a few months more.

kayaker 71

August 25th, 2012
5:38 pm

One of your better threads Bookman……. actually, damn good.

Madge From Accounting

August 25th, 2012
5:38 pm

Doom – do you have mental problems? Seriously.

Brad Steel

August 25th, 2012
5:39 pm

Wow. He went to the moon too? Too bad the doping scandal with erase this from his record.

Recon 0311 2533

August 25th, 2012
5:40 pm

I was about two years out of the Marine Corps in the early stage of my business career when Armstrong set foot on the Moon and for a brief moment in a difficult time America came together as a nation. It occurred again after 9-11, I may not see another in my lifetime but I hope that I can once again.

Thulsa Doom

August 25th, 2012
5:41 pm

Madge from Accounting,

Do you have constipation problems? Seriously.

Getalifejoe

August 25th, 2012
5:42 pm

Just left bourbon st. Heading to the game. Who dat?

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
5:42 pm

No fair Jay

no one said SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

:-)

Thulsa Doom

August 25th, 2012
5:45 pm

I see they all fired up with they selective outrage. I’ll take their outrage seriously lets say when they are outraged over Maher comments about conservative women. Or when they are outraged over lib pacs spreading a lie about Romney causing a woman’s cancer death 7 years after she left the company. Or when hell freezes over. Whichever comes first since all are highly unlikely. Typical lib. They can dish it out but they can’t take it.

Bernie

August 25th, 2012
5:46 pm

Many of you Here and reading this were not Born and are unable to understand and grasp the enormity of such an American accomplishment. The record breaking number of accomplishments, we are presently witnessing were no where near as frequent or expectant during those days. America was in a very contentious state socially and economically at that time. To see such accomplishment occur before our very eyes. Proved to many, as to what the potential we could become if only, we would learn to work, respect each other with human dignity that we all deserve.

We should Let Mr.Armstrong’s brave and valiant efforts stand as another reminder to America and its people that we can BE BETTER than we ARE!

America is always a Nation that moves forward, let us not return to the days of infighting over the same rights and fights we fought so hard for, during his short time on the MOON. Let us all learn to accept each others differences and try to find those grounds that we share. This is something many Republicans should reflect on during their stay in Tampa. Do you want to re-fight the fights of the 1960’s or do we want to move forward and see what lies ahead in America’s great future that is yet unfolding before our very eyes. The restriction of women’s rights,voters rights and sexual orientation rights are not the path to the FUTURE. To further pursue those Goals will only lead to the Nightmares of Yesterday!

JamVet

August 25th, 2012
5:46 pm

God speed Neil Armstrong.

You, sir, go down in the annals of history along with the aforementioned Wright brothers, Magellan and Columbus.

Knowing that Old Glory “waves” on that orb is truly a marvelous thing to consider.

And boo on your silly cheap shot, Doomy. This is not the thread for that stuff…

Jay

August 25th, 2012
5:49 pm

“I know cons are saddened by Neil Armstrong’s death. But I can’t understand why libs would be upset. Armstrong was an achiever. Equally as bad to them he was an American patriot.”

I’ve seen some stupid posts in my time, but …

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
5:54 pm

about Neil Armstrong
After Armstrong retired from NASA in 1971, he avoided offers from businesses to act as a spokesman. The first company to successfully approach him was Chrysler, for whom he appeared in advertising starting in January 1979. Armstrong thought they had a strong engineering division, plus they were in financial difficulty. He acted as a spokesman for other companies, including General Time Corporation and the Bankers Association of America. He acted as a spokesman for US businesses only

Seems like he avoided the offshore model.

Thulsa Doom

August 25th, 2012
5:55 pm

JamVet,

Just a little jab at libs. And for the record I’ve seen far worst from the liberals on here so I think the outrage is a wee bit selective. Nevertheless I’ll play nice the rest of the day.

Thulsa Doom

August 25th, 2012
5:58 pm

“I’ve seen some stupid posts in my time, but …”

You should know a little about stupid posts after posting a BS article this morning insinuating that Romney and Bain are tax cheats. More selective outrage huh Jay? You’re good with your unsubstantiated BS personal attacks aren’t ya? Good at dishing it out. Not so good at taking it.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 25th, 2012
5:59 pm

I’ve seen some stupid posts in my time, but …

Posted first next door at Kyle’s and it received no reaction. Posted here 2 minutes later.

Jay

August 25th, 2012
6:04 pm

Character outs itself, Thulsa.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
6:06 pm

TD

Maybe I can find traffic for you to play in.
:-)

Getalife

August 25th, 2012
6:07 pm

He lived to see us land on mars.

Thulsa Doom

August 25th, 2012
6:09 pm

Why do birds suddenly appear….

More kamchak spam. Nice to know I have a 2nd cyberstalker.

“Character outs itself, Thulsa.”

Yep. Your bogus attack on Romney this morning reiterates that point aptly. And I’m reminded of it every time I see an Obama lie about Romney.

Recon 0311 2533

August 25th, 2012
6:11 pm

Getalife,

That he did and Mars will be our next space frontier for a manned landing. Hope I’ll live to see it.

Jay

August 25th, 2012
6:14 pm

Seen on Twitter:

“Pretty sure if Neil Armstrong & Kim Kardashian ever met, there would have been a matter-antimatter explosion”

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
6:15 pm

Many people at the time thought that the moon landing was faked.

Over the years cynicism was replaced with belief.

Now we are back to cynicism. Interesting.

Kenyan, Marxist(or Socialist),

Birther.

Romneys father was born in Mexico, but do we see the Birther nonsense?

Is Mitt AMERICAN? Not according to the rules established by some.

Recon 0311 2533

August 25th, 2012
6:17 pm

Wow, now we have unfortunate common stupidity.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
6:23 pm

now we have unfortunate common stupidity.
——————————————————————-
If that was directed at me? Why? If your feelings were hurt by something I said please let me know.
I would hate to hurt anyone’s feefees.

:-)

Thulsa Doom

August 25th, 2012
6:24 pm

the cat,

Given the degree of some your nastiness and illogical rantings I’ll take that as a compliment. You wouldn’t know class if it jumped up and bit you in the butt missy.

Recon 0311 2533

August 25th, 2012
6:26 pm

“I would hate to hurt anyone’s feefees.”

Haven’t hurt my feelings but you sure are making an ass out of yourself.

Aquagirl

August 25th, 2012
6:29 pm

Man, I know most of those guys are getting up there in years but it was still a shock.

Thulsa-you are disgusting and one of the most classless posters here.

Everyone is reminiscing about a great man and a great achievement, and in strolls Doomy to dump a big one in the punchbowl. What a little person you are if your first thought is “how can I work this into a political insult?”

Oh, and King of Everything, Buzz Aldrin would like a word with you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wcrkxOgzhU

Tundra Dude

August 25th, 2012
6:30 pm

That was one of those “we all remember exactly where we were” moments in our history

Not everybody. I just heard the news. (I was busy at the casino) Can’t seem to recall when it happened…early 70’s or so..??

Thulsa Doom

August 25th, 2012
6:30 pm

the cat,

You’re a little late with your countdown there sport. And Doomy is perfectly sober over here. But if you would like I can go drink a case of beer and a liter of Jack and knock myself down a few pegs to your level. Kinda even things up a bit. Cause the only time you ever make sense to anyone is when they’re stone drunk.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
6:34 pm

Del

According to your previous posts you were in the consultant placement business.

To me that is a PIMP. You make money off other people’s work.

Now you make out as if you do REAL work.

LOL. So how are the spinners on the Escalade working :-)

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

August 25th, 2012
6:35 pm

Well, I’d been out of the Army 5 years and was well into my career as a sheetrock man and plaster specialist when Armstrong walked on the moon. I remember there was some that said if anybody tried to walk on the moon they would plunge about 20 feet into the powder. My Daddy was still alive back then and he said the whole moon landing thing was fake, made in some Hollywood back lot. But it was sure something when he stepped off of that ladder and said “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Only he was talking too fast and it sounded like he said “That’s one small step for man . . .”

Anyway, old Walter Cronkite was something on that broadcast when he took off those glasses and said “Man on the moon!” Now Cronkite and Armstrong are both gone, and tell you the truth, I don’t always feel so good myself. May God rest Armstrong’s soul. Now I got to get ready for the monthly poker night up at Billy Bob’s. Have a good night everybody and be sure to get up in time for church tomorrow morning. Then you can come back with a clean soul and blast everybody that writes on here.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
6:35 pm

Tundra

late ’60s and I remember it well

JamVet

August 25th, 2012
6:35 pm

BTW, Jay you retelling your story about this event really hits home for me.

I remember sitting on the living room floor, in that small Kansas home, watching enraptured, along with all of my brothers and mom and dad as did the rest of humanity, I am certain.

In spite of seeing it with my own eyes, it was almost too fantastic to believe.

I suspect it is why so many of us young boys at the time wanted to become astronauts.

Man, I love this land of the free and the home of the brave…

Thulsa Doom

August 25th, 2012
6:37 pm

Aquagirl,

That must mean there’s a lot of petty little people on here. A lotta of them. Lotta selective outrage too.

Jay

August 25th, 2012
6:37 pm

Let’s back off the personal attacks here, OK?

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
6:39 pm

RC

I knew you was old LOL.

strange times those were. The elders didn’t think it was possible. Now we don’t believe anything (or we believe everything) LOL

Recon 0311 2533

August 25th, 2012
6:39 pm

“According to your previous posts you were in the consultant placement”

Nope at that time I was peddling business machines that led into several years of sales and management in the I.T. industry. Formed my own business in 1990 and made a lot of money…eat your heart out.

Brosephus™

August 25th, 2012
6:40 pm

Didn’t see this thread, so I’ll just copy what I put downstairs…

R.I.P. Neil Armstrong.

“Houston: Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” Although I wasn’t born, I have heard those words many a time and felt nothing but pride in what we accomplished at that moment.

I’ll add that, looking at the jackassery on display today, I doubt we’ll see another national moment of celebration of any time for a long time. We will continue to be drowned in a deluge of unbridled jackassery though.

the cat

August 25th, 2012
6:40 pm

Sorry Jay, wonderful post.

Mr_B

August 25th, 2012
6:41 pm

Mr. Armstrong leaves behind a life of accomplishment which by definition cannot be duplicated. No other human being can be first to set foot on our celestial companion.

There are times when politics are unnecessary, and there are also times when politics are unwelcome.

Go with God, Mr. Armstrong.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
6:41 pm

Jay

I apologize.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
6:44 pm

Del

Not eating my heart out.

I actually create things software, business products, etc.

You only sell OTHER people products LOL

:-)

Thulsa Doom

August 25th, 2012
6:45 pm

I’m done with it.

RIP Neil. Not just your astronaut career but your military career was phenomenal as well.

Aquagirl

August 25th, 2012
6:45 pm

Sorry Jay, I should leave the attacks to Buzz Aldrin.

the cat

August 25th, 2012
6:47 pm

Jay-please delete my mean comment to thulsa

King of Everything

August 25th, 2012
6:49 pm

Aquagirl – That was funny. Nothing hurts like the truth.

Thulsa Doom

August 25th, 2012
6:51 pm

I’ll go ahead and apologize to all for the comment that started it all. My sincerest apology to everyone. Doomy. And suspend myself for the rest of the evening.

JamVet

August 25th, 2012
6:51 pm

Aquagirl, that clip was hysterical…

I generally do not endorse punching people in the face because of insults, but that twerp calling that man a coward???

He deserved it!

And though many Americans are deeply disappointed over the current state of the American space program, lets not forget that amazing landing on Mars that we just pulled off and the multitude of leaps in knowledge that will certainly come from that craft…

Aquagirl

August 25th, 2012
6:54 pm

Sorry I snapped at you Doomy. Have a good weekend and remember…friends don’t let friends drink and post. :)

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
6:55 pm

The Nutster endorsed a new space program. why isn’t he the nominee?

Recon 0311 2533

August 25th, 2012
6:57 pm

“You only sell OTHER people products LOL”

Nope once again, I’m comfortably retired. Good luck.

Thulsa Doom

August 25th, 2012
6:58 pm

Aquagirl,

Its ok. I deserved it. Now I’m really out for the evening.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
6:59 pm

Aquagirl

I don’t know who Jay was complaining about, but your posts to Doomy were right on the money :-)

It seems that those on the fright wing don’t think that they ever do ANYTHING wrong.

G Mare

August 25th, 2012
6:59 pm

So many of the “I remember where I was” moments are of the “OMG! HOW COULD THAT HAPPEN HERE” type. This one was & I hope will always remain heartfelt & heart filling – a source of
of so much pride and wonder – YES! WE DID THIS!

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
7:02 pm

Del

I’m happy that you are comfortably retired you do deserve it.

I salute you for your service to us all.

Good luck.

:-)

G Mare

August 25th, 2012
7:02 pm

Oh, & Doomy, I know you are not evil in your heart – hey, “I drinks a bit,” too. :)

Aquagirl

August 25th, 2012
7:03 pm

but that twerp calling that man a coward???

He deserved it!

That’s what a judge decided when Mr. Conspiracy Theorist/Taxicab Driver tried to sue Buzz for punching him. Hizzoner took a look at the tape and said “dismissed.” lol.

It would have been great if some of the original astronauts could have seen us walk on Mars. Oh well. At least they’ve seen the pictures.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
7:05 pm

G Mare

Doomy is not evil he is just misinformed (plus he drinks a bit) LOL

JamVet

August 25th, 2012
7:07 pm

Think and write what you will about the old Doomster.

But there ain’t many cats with the class to publicly apologize to the forum.

And for that, I salute him…

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
7:12 pm

Jam

I’m not even sure who Jay was admonishing, but only a few apologized tonight.

TD is one of the few on the right who has in the past admitted getting out of line.

Brosephus™

August 25th, 2012
7:15 pm

I’ll go ahead and apologize to all for the comment that started it all. My sincerest apology to everyone. Doomy. And suspend myself for the rest of the evening.

Whether I agree with you or not on any given subject, that right there is what separates you from those who I feel have no class at all. Apology accepted from me with no hesitation at all. Enjoy your evening, bro and ROLL TIDE!!

Soothsayer

August 25th, 2012
7:16 pm

Little did we know it at the time, but Armstrong and Aldrin were really surveying for Gnute’s moon base.

Damn! I wish the RepugNOwecan’ts had picked him!

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

August 25th, 2012
7:18 pm

Well, I just looked over the Republican Convention schedule and I can’t hardly wait till Tuesday night. The last speaker is that big fat well fed New Jersey guvner. I just hope they got some 2 x 12 joists at 1 foot centers under that platform, like I got under the trailer floor at home. If he fell thru he could take the whole building with him.

Anyhow, I got to run. Don’t want to miss the opening hand of Texas hold ‘em.

JamVet

August 25th, 2012
7:18 pm

Common, let’s face it.

Most of us can be and have been real dicks here.

Especially, yours truly.

But if there is one thing I’ve learned wondering this planet for more than half a century, if you can’t forgive other people in this life, you are gonna have some serious problems!

Not a big Kumbaya guy, just a huge Todd Rundgren fan…

What are riches untold
in a life without compassion?
For there’s no winter as cold
as a life without compassion.
There’s no prescription that’s sold
that can heal you like compassion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_ERGynR-CM

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
7:20 pm

Bro

even though TD and I don’t agree on everything I do read his posts as they are fairly thought out (Unless he has been drinking LOL).

He has reasoning powers at least for his right wing views. :-)

G Mare

August 25th, 2012
7:21 pm

Sooth@7:16, BRILLIANT.

Brosephus™

August 25th, 2012
7:22 pm

Armstrong’s not the only national treasure we lost.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer behind a delightful menagerie of characters including Count von Count on ‘‘Sesame Street’’ and Gobo Fraggle on ‘‘Fraggle Rock,’’ has died. He was 78.

While I didn’t witness Armstrong making history, I grew up watching The Count on Sesame Street, and he has always been one of my favorite characters. May he also rest in peace.

Brosephus™

August 25th, 2012
7:23 pm

NoCom

True!! I can’t argue against that at all.

Tundra Dude

August 25th, 2012
7:25 pm

Pittsburg:
late ’60s and I remember it well

July 69 I just learned….got a good excuse for not recalling it. Was somewhere on the Indian Ocean, off East Africa, on a freighter. Only news we got was BBC on shortwave,

TaxPayer

August 25th, 2012
7:28 pm

Rest in peace, Neil. The moon did indeed take on a whole new aura once he sat foot on it. His footstep symbolized what we can do. I do wonder if we’ll ever be able to do anything like that again though. I’m just not sure this nation has it in it anymore. I hope I’m wrong.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
7:29 pm

Bro

even though you were too young for Neil maybe you remember this guy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Windom_(actor)

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common - Bored in Pittsburgh

August 25th, 2012
7:31 pm

Tundra

You be old also :-)

As long as a few of you are older I feel young LOL

G Mare

August 25th, 2012
7:36 pm

Jay, thanks for this column. It recalls a wondrous moment for many of us & is a bit of a history lesson for the ones who are too young, a remembrance of a time when we all were proud of our country.

Now, I must also recall the pride I felt in 2008, when we elected our president. This was truly an historic moment & it saddens me that too many refuse to see it as such. That said, no I do not agree with everything he has done, but I must say, “Damn, the man is tryin.”

Four more years!

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

August 25th, 2012
7:36 pm

Neil Armstrong put his life on the line as a Navy pilot (Korean War) and as an astronaut.

He deserves our flag at half-staff.

I hope he receives that honor.

Mr_B

August 25th, 2012
7:36 pm

In my experience, Doomy’s apology is much more in character for him than the blow-up.