A slightly different story to the official reason for the moon landing . Was the first fondue set found on the alien crash site at roswell and the whole apollo project brought about to go in search of new and better fondue recipes. A new conspiracy theory but no dafter than some that I've heard over the years. who can remember fondue sets before the mid 1940 and it well known that the moon is made of cheese so the right place to look for new recipes

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Comment by Dorothy Macready on July 22, 2019 at 12:00pm

Really funny Paul.   The anniversary of the moon landings got me to thinking of the events I have witnessed in my lifetime, in no particular order.   Aberfan, JFK assassination, Apollo 13, The Berlin Wall going up and coming down.  The first man in space.  The Suez crisis  The Vietnam War.  9/11.  The Cuba Crisis.  There must be more but I cannot think of them at the moment.

Comment by Paul Dodd on July 22, 2019 at 1:02pm

Thank you. I can remember about the time fondues being a big thing on TV with people having parties.at the time of apollo.

some of the events I can remember better than Others, I was 8 at the time of Aberfan  so it had a big impact as many of those that died were my age.

The one event so important to many that I wish was never mentioned again and would hope not to hear a "it's coming home" song again is the 1966 world cup, I'm not a football fan and I can't understand why so many people get excited about something that happened before they were born and only goes to prove how bad all the England teams  have been since then

Comment by Paul Dodd on July 22, 2019 at 1:09pm

BTW.  we didn't have fondue parties, dad hated cheese and dislike any foreign food which included pizza, spaghetti  KFC, and any of the popular Asian foods

Comment by Dorothy Macready on July 22, 2019 at 3:00pm

I was in my 20's at the time of Aberfan and the school that I attended was under the shadow of a slag heap (we call them bings in Scotland).  It was taken down within the year.  The area I grew up in was a mining area so the town and surrounds were peppered with "Bings" there are none now - and no mines either.  Yes like you I get tired of hearing about 1966 and not because I am a Scot but celebrations wear thin after 60 odd years.  I like watching big football match but not a great football fan as such.

Comment by Paul Dodd on July 22, 2019 at 6:58pm

My fathers early years was under the slagheaps of newcastles mining  area. I was born next to what was locally was called the beckton alps a ashpile from the gas works and power station that overshadowed the town, at one point there was even a dry ski slop on it at and cable car to the top.

My mum was a great football fan and grandfather had a Fa cup winners medal from 1928. I didn't mind playing  but not the of watching football. 

In my mind if less than a 3rd of players  in the league are English it must effect the chances of getting a good team. I think they should  have a limit to how many overseas player there are and stop dragging up the past and do something now  I'm sure many of the 66 team are no longer with us

Comment by Dorothy Macready on July 22, 2019 at 11:46pm

I agree with you about too many foreign players in the UK teams.  I have asked myself where are the modern day Dalglish's, Law's, Johnstone etc.,   Our laddies are not being allowed to come up through the ranks to the top teams. Yes I think that most of the 66 winners have passed away recently.  We used to slide down the bing on a tin tray.  Half the time we parted company with the tray and ended up with no behind in out shorts and no skin on our bums.  Many a sore one we got for our daring and the agony as Mum's would have to be pretty rough to get the little bits of slag out of our behinds.   "That will teach you" was all the sympathy we got.  I remember her using a hair spray hose at full blast to flush the slag out.   

Comment by Paul Dodd on July 23, 2019 at 12:28am

It seems madness that they pay millions for a player when there are people equa8 good in the lower leagues and how can it help team cohesion when there can be five or six different languages spoken amongst the player and even more when the managers and coaches come into it

I know my mum said it was a constant bettle to keep the house clean and get the washing clean as clouds of dust blew  straight off the slag  heap straight into the house and all over the washing.

Tough love worked out fine for most of us, it help us  learn that if we did something silly we'd pay for it one way or another

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