Sketches: Apollo 11 Brooch

Below: Photo of  brooch.

9 Responses to Sketches: Apollo 11 Brooch
  1. debalty
    July 20, 2009 | 9:38 am

    I remember it well!!…the first landing, not the brooch! And yes, it was something special to be witnessing…and somehow you seemed to sense it even then, at that young age.
    What a special keepsake…the brooch, as well as the memories! That was quite thoughtful of your grandmother to think to mark the event with a gift of the sort!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Paula, were there ever thoughts of becoming an astronaut?

  2. Jazz
    July 20, 2009 | 11:04 am

    I remember it. That brooch is a touch bizarre to say the least. I love it.

  3. Barbara J Newman
    July 20, 2009 | 11:49 am

    THAT is one funky and cool broach! I think you need to right a wrong and start wearing it.

    Thank God for Grandmas.

  4. Barbara J Newman
    July 20, 2009 | 11:50 am

    And you can right the wrong of my misspelling of BROOCH, too!

  5. paula
    July 20, 2009 | 11:51 am

    Debbie: I think I recall a bunch of us kids out in the front yard playing tag and stuff, waiting for the parents to call us in when they actually stepped out. That was around 10 pm, I think (yes?). I always have memories of this taking place in the wee hours of the morning, but that makes sense if the broadcast went on for several hours, showing the astronauts doing various things (mostly running, if I remember!)

    Jazz: It is odd, isn’t it? I haven’t found any like it when I’ve looked online. Can’t be one-of-a-kind. So were you watching the Moon Show in Canada, too, Jazz?

  6. paula
    July 20, 2009 | 11:56 am

    Barbara: Oh, cripes! How is it spelled? Oh…Seems there are different spellings for it. So your’s is acceptable after all…I think!

  7. Barbara J Newman
    July 20, 2009 | 1:27 pm

    No, Paula, I was the one who misspelled it, not you!

  8. paula
    July 20, 2009 | 3:21 pm

    Barbara: Yes…At first I thought you meant me. But then saw you meant you. But your’s is correct as well, so I don’t need to change it. : D

  9. Jazz
    July 21, 2009 | 3:55 pm

    I vaguely remember watching it on TV. We boldly went where no man had gone before. Then we stopped.