While browsing through Facebook earlier today I came across a post that was commemorating this day in history. 50 Years Ago Today!! I remember this day.
I was a young girl of 10. On this day I was at school at Mattie O' Haskins Grade School in Pratt, Kansas. The entire school was gathered in the auditorium to watch this momentous occasion on TV. The TV looked much like this one, sitting up on one of those carts which were used for video projectors.
We were all sitting on the floor looking up at the screen. Mr. Grimes, the grade school principal at that time, was telling us what a big deal this day was!
|found on Google|
I can remember how we reacted to this news. We thought it meant if we could visit space then 'Martians' could visit us! WOW!! 50 years ago. A long, long time.
Do you remember this day? And those of you who are not nearly as ancient as me, would this be interesting to you now??