Tuesday, July 16, 2019

16 July 1969

We hear Dad turning dials by the big door.  We look at each other and bark excitedly "WABAC machine."  We see the dials set for 16 July 1969, location Indian River, Florida.  We quizzically look at Dad.  What are we going to see?

When we get out of the WABAC, we see hoomans and vehicles packed on the shore.  There are a lot of boats on the Indian River.  Dad points a yacht on the river.  Rick, his brother Mark and their Mom are on that boat.  A little after 9:30 we hear a loud roar and then see a rocket go up in the air.  Dad smiles with pride and we rub up against him.
The Launch
As we look at Dad, he tells us that we are watching a great moment in history.  A twelve year old Dad is with his family watching the launch on a black and white TV in Amherst, Ohio.  The upcoming days would feature one of the few times that people remember where they were and something good happened.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

1 comment:

StevieGrrrWonder said...

Mr. Peabody & Sherman as well as Doctor Who and a few other time traveling sleuths would be proud! You've mentioned one of the biggest hallmarks in history that bonded mankind together, albeit for just a moment. I was only 3, but I remember misbehaving with my twin sister and dad scolding us to be quiet and to watch because this was a big deal. One of these days, I'm gonna make it up to Wapakoneta, OH to see the Armstrong Museum. I heard it's an amazing treat to experience.