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10/31/08
This is a unique angle on the topic. I enjoyed reading the narrator's perspective of the past.
11/01/08
A fascinating and gripping read about an era I remember well. You related MY memories of those troublesome times as well as your own. When you proceeded to tell how the astronaut began to read: "In the beginning God created..." tears filled my eyes with the awesome wonder of it all. What a touching and heartfelt story, and so well written. I give this writer an A+...and triple Kudos!

PS: We're in those trying days again I fear. God BLess!
11/01/08
Oh, what a unique take on the topic, with a realism that is more than authentic. This certainly reads as a true-life account. Excellent.
Very well told story about my generation...sadly, I fear if the date was July 20, 2008 instead of 1969, the Bible wouldn't have been read, citing Separation of Church and State. God forgive and heal our land.
11/03/08
Wow! The light truly shines into the darkness in the way you have written this gripping piece.
Wow. What a well written story. I was like you WERE there. The last four sentences pull it all together and leave me with a feeling of peace and hope. Great job! God Bless
Sounds like a memoir. Very nicely done, I was intrigued and saddened by our history.
This is an awesome story--told by a master story teller.
Wow, this was different and so full of interesting history weaved into the lives of a family living then. Good job.
11/05/08
Masterfully told and creatively written. This is wonderful!
11/06/08
Very unique approach to the topic. I appreciate the view into history....being too young to remember it myself! Excellent writing. :)
11/17/08
You are so skilled with your writing. This is wonderful, creative, and gripping. I could hear Walter Cronkite through this. Growing up in Iowa, I remember when MLK was shot, but I didn't know who he was… in my naiveté, I thought he was a foreign "King", and wondered what the consequences would be to our country. This really took me back. Excellent, Lisa!!!