Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

The Writer's Pen

Moments In Time

There are moments in my life that stay with me for no apparent reason. Some are national events that everyone seems to know about, and some are personal events no one knows about. There are also moments I can’t remember, but others won’t let me forget.

I have been around for several decades of our nation’s history, and probably the first big news story I remember was the Russian launch of Sputnik. There was a lot of talk about a Cold War and a space race, but as a young boy, I didn’t understand it. I remember my imagination running wild while looking at the sky trying to determine if the Russi...