Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Letter 02: July 31st, 1970 - Dan To John...
Dear John, July 31st, 1970
We just had the most amazing day in Summer school! Our teacher stopped the class. The n she shut off the lights, and rolled a T.V. out into the classroom. [Black-and-white] She said "You all will have to watch this, children. It is history being made!"
John, we got to watch men land on the MOON! It was the neatest thing I have ever seen!
When the Eagle landed at Tranquility Base, and astronaut Neil Armstrong made the first-ever footstep on the Moon, you could have heard a pin drop! It was totally quiet, except for the T.V. Not a single kid was goofing off.
Did you get to watch the astronauts land on the Moon, John? I really hope that you did!
I'm still reading the pioneer books, too. Right now, I'm reading about Buffalo Bill. His real name was William Cody. He had a traveling Wild West show. It sounds to me like a carnival.
They have a municipal swimming pool here in Genoa. I'm taking swimming lessons there. My little brother did a belly flop off the high-dive. He said it hurt really bad! Also, there is a Tasty Freeze across the street. They have frozen cherry-dipped bananas! Those are my new favorite!
[Drawing of Apollo Lunar Lander & astronaut on Moon]
John's reply letter to Dan Link