My parents will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on July 25. Definitely a huge milestone – how many people these days can you say have been married for that long? Not too many. It’s very impressive that two people can be together that long.
I am very lucky to still have both of my parents, and I am very aware of that. People my age (mid-50s) are not normally so lucky to have the privilege of having both parents still around. I also live with them, and I enjoy asking questions of them of what they remember from all those years. Where were they when JFK was shot? Do they remember the landing of Apollo 11? The biggest stories of their times, and also my generation.
I enjoy hearing their stories of where they were, what they were doing, and the mindset of the people at that time.
This week all around the world we celebrate the moon landing of 1969. I asked my parents what they were doing when it happened, and it turns out we as a family were visiting my grandparents in Gaspe, Quebec. They watched it on TV, and I found out that a few of my relatives never believed that they actually landed on the moon. They believe it had been fabricated for TV. I realize that a lot of people at that time never believed it – which I find fascinating. I learned about it at school and I know that it did happen.
I am very appreciate that I get to celebrate this milestone with my family this week.