Sunday, January 4, 2009

Thanks BFF!!!


Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky..... On July 20, 1969, as commander of the Apollo 11 lunar module, Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon. His first words after stepping on the moon,"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," were televised to earth and heard by millions. But just before he reentered the lander, he made the enigmatic remark "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky."Many people at NASA though it was a casual remark concerning some rival soviet cosmonaut however, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs. Over the years many people questioned Armstrong as to what the "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky" statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled. On July 5, 1995, in Tampa Bay, Florida, while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26-year-old question to Armstrong. This time he finally responded.Mr. Gorsky had died, so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question. In 1938 when he was a kid in a small midwest town, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. His friend hit the ball, which landed in his neighbor's yard by the bedroom windows. His neighbors were Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky. As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky."Sex! You want sex?! You'll get sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!"


Today is a gray, dismal, rainy day up here in the mountains....it's 11am and i'm still in the PJ's.....ventured down to the basement ...to the office, where the "main" computer is housed and decided to check the e-mails........found the above story, from my BFF since elementary school........thanks Donna it brought a smile and giggle to a whoa-with-me kind'a day!!

8 comments:

  1. I too love that story! Mrs Gorsky didn't like to have sex, heh? Too bad, that in itself is a trip to the moon sometimes. :)

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  2. Thanks for the SMILE today. It is dreary here too, but it's day off from work so I'm still smiling away. 'On Ya'-ma

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  3. You're Welcome, BFF!! We had a ice, sleet, freezing rain storms here in WI last night. The cars were thickly coated with ice this a.m. Still plenty of snow on the ground - we had a beautiful White Christmas and New Year!! My BFF told me that there are other GBP people out there in Blogger-Land. I'd like to get to know you...I'm 3 mos. post-op now...If this works right, you should see my e-mail address below...if it doesn't work right, you can reach me at:
    moocow1916@yahoo.com

    Have a Healthier, Wealthier and Wiser 2009!!

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  4. My husband didn't get it, call him Flash, lol! Too funny!

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  5. Thanks for the laugh! Bet the Blue Ridge are pretty! Happy New Year.
    Jack

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  6. oh my goodness that was funny..lmaoooo!!!!!!!!!!



    Melanie

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