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Under the Moon Shot

July 16, 2019

Buzz Aldrin and the U.S. Flag on the MoonEvery time the topic of the first moon landing arises, I go back — even if it’s only momentarily — to a place I’d rather forget. Where was I when the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the moon? In the little suburban subdivision ranch house of a friend, and I use that term very loosely.

On March 19, St. Joseph’s Day, of my senior year in high school, I was in our subdivision park with a neighbor. That was when I saw him — an adorable short, black-and-white haired hippie babe, flying a kite. I was immediately smitten.

Read on in the Essays section.

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  1. Robert Wilcox permalink
    July 16, 2019 11:40 pm

    Eileen, thanks for sending this. I enjoyed it , really caught those late-adolescent feelings. On the day of the moon landing, I was rehearsing a play at the University of Wisconsin (I met Agnes on that play), and we broke from rehearsal to watch the landing. Thanks again, Bob

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