A LASTING MEMORY FROM THE APOLLO 11 LANDING WAS WATCHING OUR DOG RECOVER FROM A CHAMPAGNE HANGOVER ON MONDAY JULY 21st.
My parents hosted a neighborhood moon landing party. TVs were playing in four different rooms and the house was jammed with their friends and neighbors. There was a huge buffet and a lot of champagne.
Neil Armstrong did not step on the moon until 10:56 PM (east coast time), four hours after the lunar module landed. The party went into high gear and continued for a couple of hours.
My brother and I were working the party as indentured teenagers. As the relief of a successful walk on the moon filled the home, we decided to share the joy (and the champagne) with our dog, Brutus. He loved parties and enthusiastically lapped up the bubbly.
I am sure many people were late to work that Monday morning. We were tasked with cleaning up the house and the dog’s vomit.
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