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Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Rest of the Story! by DL Larson

A news broadcaster, Paul Harvey, used to have a segment on his radio show called, The rest of the story. He would share back-stories with his audience to reveal a truth few knew existed. It was usually entertaining, noteworthy and just plain interesting. I thought of Paul Harvey when I received this little story and decided to share it with you today.

I take no credit in the writing. I don't know who wrote it, and I'm pretty sure it's true, but again, it may be somebody's imagination. What it is ... is a good bit of writing that feels informative, and above all entertaining!

Here goes:

Subject: Who is Mr. Gorsky?
In case you didn't already know this little tidbit of trivia, on July 20, 1969, as commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar module, Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon.

His first words after stepping on the moon, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," were televised to earth and heard by millions. But just before Armstrong re-entered the lander, he made the enigmatic remark, "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky."

Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet cosmonaut. However, upon checking there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs.

Over the years, many people questions Armstrong as to what the "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky" statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled.

On July 5, 1995, in Tampa Bay, Florida, while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26-year old question about Mr. Gorsky. This time Armstrong responded because Mr. Gorsky had died, he felt he could answer the question.

Here is the answer to "Who was Mr. Gorsky?"

In 1938, when Armstrong was a kid in a small mid-western town, he was playing baseball with a friend in the back yard. His friend hit the ball, which landed in his neighbors yard by their bedroom window. His neighbors were Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky.

As Neil leaned down to pick up the ball, he heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky, "Sex! You want sex! You'll get sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!"

Now go have some fun today!!

Til next time ~

DL Larson


  1. That is a fabulous anecdote! I'm going to have to remember that one!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Something to lighten our mood on this cold wintery day! Thanks for stopping!

  3. That is too funny, Deb!

    Morgan Mandel