We were at my Aunt Larry's house watching the whole thing on TV 40 years ago.
I am the guy sitting in the chair. Apparently my pants are too short. My dear Judy says I still tend to want my pants too short.
From left to right behind me is my Aunt Ruth, cousin Brian, cousin Marilyn, Aunt Larry, and ex-wife Debbie.
I was 21.
Now I did not really remember this although I do have vague memories now that I've seen the photo.
Rather my brother who is our family historian and archivist sent the photo to via email with an explanation. As I study the photo the memory of the occasion does become less vague but it is hardly in focus.
He also sent a second image which I felt obligated to include on my blog entry. I started to say for posterity but that seems a little absurd to me.
But maybe no more absurd than landing on the Moon in the first place.
From left to right is my mother, Evelyn, and behind her by father, Alton. Seated next to him is his brother, my Uncle Vic. Next to Uncle Vic in the floor is my grandmother, Letitia. Directly behind my uncle is my cousin Pam and next to her is cousin Marilyn.
I think these are just treasures and I am so happy to have them again and to look at them and use them to spur my so very faulty memories of that time.
I had not yet gone off to boot camp nor had I graduated college. My wife was not yet pregnant with our first child. I think my cousins were still in high school then.
Really amazing photos.
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