Friday, August 31, 2012

Freeform Friday

More On The Moon

The response to my Neil Armstrong post keeps coming. I love that so many of us remember it. It's good for us to talk about it and rememnicse so that those who don't remember it know just what a monumental moment in our history it was.

My father sent me this story (source Urban Legends and my father's memory) this morning and it was too funny not to share.  Apparently Mr. Armstrong had a pretty good sense of humor in addition to everything else he had going for him. 

"When Apollo Mission Astronaut Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, he not only gave his famous "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" statement but followed it by several remarks, usual communication traffic between him, the other astronauts and Mission Control. Just before he re-entered the lander, however, he made this remark 'Good luck Mr.Gorsky'. 

Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet Cosmonaut. However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs. Over the years many people questioned Armstrong as to what the "Good luck Mr. Gorsky" statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled.

On July 5, 1995 in Tampa Bay FL, while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26 year old question to Armstrong. This time he finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had finally died and so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question.
When he was a kid, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard.His friend hit a fly ball, which landed in the front of his neighbor's bedroom windows. His neighbors were Mr. & Mrs. Gorsky.

As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs.Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky. "Sex! You want sex?! You'll get sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!"

It's just too much, that amidst everything else that Armstrong had to remember that day to land safely, he remembered this moment in time from his childhood and gave Mr. Gorsky a nod. 

Speaking of the moon again...did you catch sight of the Blue Moon?  It's big and full and bright.

Work at the desk today. I'm designing and email campaign and working on a brochure design. Then of course the obligatory pool time with our Dublin visitors. Oh how I wish I'd had a camera in my hand for the moment my brother in law plopped my godson in the pool water yesterday. The expression on his face was priceless.  Tonight we'll probably be out at the campfire. Maybe we'll even roast a marshmallow or two.

Freeform Friday

Well, this was an easy pick given what we've been talking about this week on the Muse and what's happening.  Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba Dang, dang, dang, dang Dang, da, ding, dong Blue moon blue blue moon.

Make it a good one,


  1. Oh, I will have this in my head all day...and that's a good thing! Happy weekend girl..enjoy your family! Hey..make campfire cones! :)

  2. Hope you have a happy weekend!

  3. This must be oldies week in the blogosphere! LOVED the song Blue Moon --- your last paragraph captured that unforgettable intro.

  4. LOL, that Neil Armstrong story about Mr Gorsky is priceless!! And I was out last night looking at that blue moon!!!!

  5. Great story. I too have heard a few funnies of his this week- like his completely (seemingly) flat moon jokes which were followed by the punch line " well, I guess you had to be there". Funny man!

  6. Love that story! I too, tried to take a photo of the moon, but I left the house on my counter on the way out to dinner! Didn't have a great shot when we got back. GRRRRR. Love yours though!


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