50 Yrs. ago today . Where were you ?

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  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    We had ESTEC(European Space Research and Technology Centre) sitting at spitting range from our home(of course everything in The Netherlands is within spitting range).
    When I was 10 or so they had open house. My dad took me to see. It was a good day. Came home with a goodie bag. Pictures of astronauts and planets adorned my room until I entered Highschool. Most impressive was the landing capsule which looked cramped even to a small kid, and the Ariane exhaust pipe we could walk under, was downright scary.
     
  2. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Gretschie

    299
    Jun 13, 2011
    Cochise AZ
    I was 23 watching at a friends house in Hackettstown NJ
     
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    It ain't Kool-Aid kids .....

    ... and real heros too . Someone we as kids looked up too . Back then , you earned your place on the cover of the box of Wheaties
     
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  4. aiabx

    aiabx Electromatic

    16
    Nov 7, 2018
    Toronto
    I was 4-1/2. I have memories of moon landings, but I'm not really clear on which ones they were. According to my parents, though, I was fascinated.
     
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  5. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I was negative six. My generation's communal TV experience was the "Seinfeld" finale. Not exactly the moon landing or the Beatles on Ed Sullivan But it's something.
     
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  6. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Gretschie

    240
    Jun 2, 2008
    Fort Collins, CO
    I just remember that I watched the lunar landing and I drank coffee to stay awake. I think it was the last time I drank coffee. I burned my tongue.
     
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  7. Aaron1061

    Aaron1061 Gretschie

    169
    May 23, 2016
    AL
    swimming around the satchel of my 4 year old father.
     
  8. swivel

    swivel Synchromatic

    784
    May 13, 2018
    PNW
    I was 21, playing music on the West Coast circuit. Making just enough money to get to the next town and pay motel. Moving around in a 60 Ford pickup with canopy filled with my Marshall Stack & Guild Bluesbird and my buddy's Hammond B3 and two 122 Leslies. Gas was cheap, weed was cheaper. Draft card #235 so not going to Viet Nam. Heck one of you guys could be my son, check your DNA! :>)
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  9. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    This was my recurring nightmare from the late '60s and the era of "free love". The knock on the door: "Hi, you don't know me but I think you may be my father. My mother told me that she had a one-night stand with you in 1969" :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  10. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Come on now ...which one is you
     
  11. swivel

    swivel Synchromatic

    784
    May 13, 2018
    PNW
    Lower left. Do you look like me? :eek:
     
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  12. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    63
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    It may be true but every time they run it, it lets out the magic smoke and they have to start again. :)
     
  13. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    63
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Don't talk like that! Are you trying to scare the bejeezus out me?
     
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  14. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    I know a guy that happened to. He had a fling before shipping off, overseas and, 45 years later, found out that he had a daughter.
     
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  15. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Nasty shock! Thank god for DNA testing.
     
  16. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Poppa!
     
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  17. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    :D
     
  18. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    you tell me ....... IMG_1287.jpg E3USBWz.jpg
     
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  19. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    53
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    50 years ago I was 3 years old & just about to invent punk rock! ;)
     
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