Fly me to the moon
Lots of talk about the moon landing 40 years ago has got me thinking.
I don’t have huge memories of times before I was six or seven – I just can’t really remember. Isabel tells me she remembers things from when she was two or so – but I’m not sure if she is prompted by lots of photos, someone talking about a particular event or the occasional video of the time. How do you construct memory?
I do remember watching the moon landing…but was it a replay or live? Not sure.
According to …yep…wikipedia…the moon landing was 20.17 UTC. Sydney is 10 1/2 hours plus UTC which would make it 6.30 in the morning? What was the delay on relay back to earth?
I remember watching the moon landing on a black and white television in a house across the road from Clemton Park Public School. I was seven at the time. I remember the whole class went and sat in the living room. We didn’t have a TV at home and it’s unlikely that the school had one either.
I love the moon. I don’t think about it a lot, but when I do I am filled with awe (most of the time- other times I am blaming the full moon on crazy behaviour- mine or anyone elses!)
And I love, just love some of the names of geographical features on the moon. I’ve always liked the idea of seas called names like Sea of Tranquility, Sea of Serenity, and apparently there is a Sea of Crises too and more. Oh and Sea of Nectar!
Here is Doris Day singing ‘Fly me to the moon’. I like this song…not particularly Doris’ version, but I like a woman singing this one, no smooth Frank for me. My memory of this song is my brother’s dear ex-wife Amanda singing this song. I do remember Mandy singing a lot around the house.
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