“‘That’s My Dad!’
Registering approval of his father’s work on the surface of the moon is James Irwin, eight, son of Apollo 15 lunar module pilot, Lt. Col. James B. Irwin. The elder Irwin, along with rest of the Apollo crew, are scheduled to return to Earth on August 7. AUG 2 1971”
“Graumans Chinese Theater July 1942”
“COCO COMES HOME
Last Saturday the Beaumont family of Slidell went out for dinner. After returning they noticed their beloved dog ‘Coco’ had gone missing. Over the next four days the Beaumonts searched far and wide for their lost Labrador, but she was nowhere to be found. On Wednesday of this week they received a call from Robert Hamilton, who lives in DeSoto Parish just outside of Mansfield. Mr. Hamilton had found Coco in his back yard and called the number on her tag. A special day trip was arranged and now the wayward Beaumont is back where she belongs. Although Coco was unable to tell her family what she did in those lost four days, or how she managed to travel nearly 300 miles from home, she was able to show them how happy she was to be back.
Shown: Coco smothers the youngest Beaumont, Jimmy, nine, with kisses upon her return. 7/27/78”
I rarely recommend movies anymore, but Apollo 11 (2019 Documentary) is the rare exception. Made up of restored archival film and still photos this is a definite must see, and a thousand times better than any fictionalized account Hollywood could produce on the subject. Watch this in awe when America, and indeed Western Civilization, was in its finest hour.
“ARE MODERN KIDS ON THE SKIDS? – Gale Storm and Jimmy Lydon, stars of the new motion picture, ‘Tom Brown’s School Days’, demonstrate the latest craze infecting American youth, ‘rug-cuttin’ ’. Youngsters insist that this new fad is dancing, but their bewildered elders are not so sure. 7/19/40”