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Monday, July 20, 2009


I've been going in and out all day listening to the different retellings and rebroadcastings of the Lunar Landing. It is so amazing that we, man, did that with the limited tools that we had at the time.

The girls, while they were around have been getting an earful that is for sure.

So the moon pies were delightful but not moon pie-ish enough for me. I will be working on a better recipe. The one I made today were little cake mounds, to much of a lump for me. And I will be coating my next ones with chocolate, hello these were naked. The filling was to loose, it was not marshmallowy enough. Norrine's DIL gave me a great idea. I will just make marshmallows from scratch and cut them to fit. Thanks for the great idea!

But hey, these were good, (if you weren't expecting a moon pie). The texture of the overly cakey cookie (they were like cup cake tops) was very lunar so it was very fun to have them at our party. Likewise the Tang. Fun to have it at the party, the rest of the little jar will go into the cupboard and await your arrival at the continual party. Dirt said it would be good with a little alcohol in it. Hmmm, I think I would feel bad for the poor alcohol.

But back to the reason for the party. What a feat! What an amazing time to be alive.

Yes, Kathy and other inquiring minds, Buzz Aldrin celebrated communion and recited John 15:5 when he and Armstrong landed on the moon. I recall reading that he even jotted down Psalm 8:3-4. "When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?"

That had to be one heck of an experience above and beyond just being there.

Buzz Aldrin wrote about it in his book and some of the reenactments have depicted it. Unfortunately NASA felt they had to keep it quite after that anti-God lady with all the M's in her name put up such a stink over the men quoting from Genesis in a previous orbiting of the moon. The courts through out her suit of NASA but those at NASA were still nervous, so the men could not express their own faith on subsequent trips.

Have a very good night Dear Reader, sorry no picture of my little Granny Two Feet tonight, too much outdoor work and kitchen duty. See you tomorrow!

John 15:5-8 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.


KathyB. said...

I was just talking to someone today about you mentioning this and that I had never heard it before! How appropriate that the first few moon landings involved people of "science" who know there HAS to be a Creator, and were so very willing and able to publicly proclaim HIM!

Good grief, now a days we can mention pretty much any cult or false religion publicly EXCEPT Christianity, and that alone tells me this is very much a spiritual war.( well, except the media LOVES to make public nut jobs who talk about Christianity)

Vickie said...

Good post, Lanny. What a cool idea to have a party in honor of the moon landing! I still love Tang!

Mildred said...

I enjoyed your post very much. Keep us posted about those Moon Pies!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Sorry your moon pies didn't send you over the moon - without the coating on the outside they wouldn't be moonpiesh enough. Dirt might be right a little alcohol with tang (DH drinks very good handmade vodka with crystalite raspberry - yuck to me but good to him) the whole battle over what we "can" say as Christians in public has reached levels of absurdity - a person can "drop the ---- bomb" and it is considered amusing but using the Jesus word as other than a curse is rude - hmmmm
oh well - lets eat a moon pie and ignore the world - your party sounds good

Susie said...

I can't believe they still make Tang. I think the moon pies still sound delish.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Lanny: Definite time of remembrance when they were on the moon. I always thought someone would die on the moon, I'm glad no-one did.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

You're brave, we just buy our Moon Pie's. Say, when are we here in bloggyland gonna see your smiling face in a photo? It's not FAIR ... you know what we all look like but we've never seen your face. [pout]

Kanani said...

I met Buzz Aldrin a long time ago. He was very nice.

Daisy said...

I can't even imagine what that must have felt like to walk on the moon. I agree the astronauts must have felt very close to God when they were there. How amazing it must have been!