When man first walked on the moon I was not impressed. As a kid, the moon held no particular fascination for me; men had been in space and rockets and orbiting something or other since as far back as I could remember. Walking on the moon seemed a logical next step.
The only things that really stuck in my mind were earlier stories about the dogs who died while in orbit, and failed attempts by the Russians resulting in dead people floating around out there.
Still, I recall my whole family in front of the television watching the event. And the next day the news kept repeating the one small/giant step line as the first words from the moon. I knew that was false. The first words had something to do with walking on cotton or marshmallows. I couldn't recall the exact words because my sister and I had been locked in a deadly game of Scrabble at the time.