Friday, January 28, 2011

Where Were You When The Shuttle Exploded 25 Years Ago?

Sears & Roebuck, Greensboro, NC, looking at televisions with my roommate -- there was this huge bank of TVs on the wall all playing the same channel, it was the launch . . . we were so excited to watch the launch simultaneously on all these TVs, and there was a small crowd. We all counted down, and applauded as the launch happened and then disaster struck, and it was completely horrible to see it multiplied by all those TVs, big TVs, small TVs, black and white TVs, color TVs. Nobody knew what to do or say, we just faded into the mall . . . needless to say, we didn't buy a TV.

2 comments:

Robert said...

I was at home, working. My then-wife called and told me to turn on the TV, speaking with a tone of wonderment and disbelief that is indelible still.

wolfy said...

i didn't realize at the time that i would never forget it . . .