Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Journaling Prompt

What was the first big news story that you remember? Where you can recall exactly what you were doing when you first heard about it? This will really date me, but I clearly remember the day man walked on the moon. That day also happened to be my birthday, so I guess it couldn't help but make an impression.
Journaling reads: "July 20th, 1969. The day Neil Armstrong walked on the moon - and it was my birthday!  The day was full of suspense, because we didn’t know exactly when the first man would touch the surface of the moon. We kept the TV on constantly and stayed closed to see the adventure unfold. Just 3 basic news channels back then, and most of us were watching Walter Cronkite narrate this historic event. Phil remembers trying to take pictures of the TV screen with his camera. Not too successful. It was a big deal to fulfill President Kennedy’s challenge to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. We were so proud of our country. What a great moment to share with a little girl turning nine!"
The patriotic paper is We Are Memory Keepers from last year. The photo is me from the summer of 1969, at my grandma's house. Neither of these elements is specifically about man walking on the moon, but they work together and help get the story told.
You can head over to Journaling Junkie and see the rest of the design team's  Challenge #104. If you create a layout based on this journaling prompt, please send me a link to your blog post. I'll make sure you are added to my Friday Picks! And here's one more challenge: ask at least one other person today if he or she can recall their first big news story. It's a great conversation topic!

16 comments:

  1. Wow! I love this! What a great memory captured!!!

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  2. Wow... SUe... I love the simplicity of this layout... and the journaling is awesome... TFS... hugs...xoxo

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  3. What a great memory to record. At least you had a photo of you to include.

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  4. Fab LO, love the papers you've used and great journaling prompt. My first recollection was Elvis dying,I was devastated :-(

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  5. This is a fantastic question! You have got me thinking - I think the first big thing I remember is when the UK changed over to decimal coins at the beginning of the seventies. I guess I was about 4. I'm going to be asking the rest of the family this one.

    And I really like your retro look layout

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  6. What a cool prompt! Love what you've done with it, too. Squares and rectangles -- classic Sue!
    I think my earliest news memory was either the assassination attempt on Pres. Reagan or the shooting of John Lennon...I guess I just know it involved a shooting!

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  7. Wow - great layout and record of that memory. (I, of course, do not remember it as I was born five days later! LOL) I think the first big news event I recall much about would be when the hostages were released as Ronald Reagan took office - I was home sick that week and watch the news coverage of the hostages arriving in Washington D.C.

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  8. Great layout! And I love the picture - so great! My earlist news memory is the day President Reagan got shot. I was in school and the Principal came in to tell us and she was crying. I think we got sent home from school.

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  9. Great layout! I love the way you did the title.

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  10. What a cool prompt! Love the layout and the papers you chose were perfect!

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  11. What a great layout! Love this idea! I think that the Challenger program is the first that I can really remeber (4th grade). thant and my mom waiting to find out who shot JR...LOL!

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  12. Great layout, Sue! The papers go perfectly with the story. That's a great prompt. I have vivid memories of Mt St Helens erupting 31 years ago today. I was seven and lived in Spokane WA. The ash came all the way across the state and dumped all over us. The ash cloud turned everthing pitch black dark at 3 PM in the afternoon. Crazy day!

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  13. What a fantastic concept for a layout! I want to make one like this, too!

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  14. I love the patriotic feel of the layout... great job!

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  15. Another great idea for a scrapbook page, Sue! Keep them coming! I was at my grandparents house - where I spent as many summer days as possible on that day in 1969.

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