Thread: May 29th 1953....
I remember watching the documentary of their accomplishment in a theatre a year later, when I was in the eighth grade. My class went to Spokane and in the morning toured the Great Northern Railroad's Hilliard Yard (they still had the huge steam locomotives there) and went to the movie in the afternoon.
My best friend spent a year with Tensing Norway, hard work but lots and lots of fun.
Hm. A ten-sing-guy. You know how to play Gabong then?
I saw on TV that right now there are about 3000!!! people on the slopes of mount Everest. On their way up or down.. I think Hillary and Norgay must have felt a a lot stronger sense of achievement when they reached the summit, than the ones standing in line to have their picture taken now!
Cool! I guess they timed it so that it would coincide with the coronation of the Queen sometime around that time period.. a year before I think it was....
The coronation of the Queen was actually the day after (50 years ago today) a year after she actually succeeded to the throne. A years worth of mourning is a nice thing to do for a Monarch you know. However, there's been no street parties today, whereas last year this time.....
jeez.... we are a COMMONWEALTH country but we are NOT BRIT's...we are Kiwis... he was as well as being the first person old Liz knighted , the first person to reach the 'Pole' we are a country of firsts.
I realize you have to give allowances for Kiwi's.. you are all just upset you aren't aussies!
Sorry Gimli_Axe_Wielder, but this is starting to veer towards politics even though your name calling was meant in good fun, some might not take it that way. So we all had better cool it before somebody gets their feelings hurt.
Remember: A nose bent out of shape hurts regardless of whether it was caused by words or a fist.
[Edited on 1/6/2003 by Grondmaster]
but I won't :-P because you are supposed to be a friend ..
Grondy, don't mind us, we are silly like this all the time.. nothign personal, no attack percieved or anything , just wait till I get him on Yahoo next time, I'll give him an ear bashing ..
[Edited on 13/6/2003 by Rhodry*of*Aberwyn]