~“Lost & Found in 2012”~

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 09:37 AM.

Having spent almost exactly half of my life in the “space business,” I have to say that Neil Armstrong, who passed away in 2012, was definitely an American Hero. He was to me. He was the first man to walk on the moon and it signified a great victory for our country.

It was a victory that we needed. It wasn’t a Hollywood set, it was the Moon and it was Neil Armstrong.

The world was supposed to end in 2012. I didn’t concern myself with the “End of the World” school of thought that some folks said the Mayans predicted. One NASA fellow explained it best when he compared the Mayan calendar to your car’s odometer just rolling over to all zeroes again. That’s all it was, just the odometer rolling over.

There’s only One who knows when the end of the world will be and He’s not a Mayan calendar maker or Skeeter Davis. However, Skeeter did a good job singing “The End of the World” song in 1963 and she had nice "helmetish" hair, but she was talking about love.

Skeeter sang, “I can't understand. No, I can't understand, How life goes on the way it does.”

Life does go on, but it hurts when you lose people and their love for you.

I’m not talking about the movie stars, crooners and astronauts, I’m talking about the people I really knew and loved.

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