Childhood Memory Failure
The topic of Neil Armstrong’s death yesterday and the Apollo 11 lunar landing came up at an otherwise great dinner with my parents last night. When asked, I of course said I remembered watching the landing on television. The only problem is that I remember watching the landing with a group in our Kindergarten classroom at Wardlow Elementary School, and they remember waking me up to watch it in our living room. Their version actually makes much more sense, since Kindergarten didn’t start for my year until September 1969, and the landing was in July. From now on I’ll have to say that the first one I remember was one of the later landings, not exactly sure which, but unfortunately not the Big One.
At least I should be able to remember Curiosity’s Mars landing for a while. I’m not that old yet.