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!