He was right.
"Doll Boy" and me, a year or two before 1969.
What seems absurd now, seemed like the thing to do back in 1969, so my grandfather when to get his binoculars to take a look at the moon to see if he could see the astronauts. Much to his dissappointment, he couldn't. Much to my frustration, I couldn't even find the moon looking through those heavy black devices.
My grandfather died 6 years later, but the memory of that day lives on. In fact, it was he that made it special; not a couple of guys walking on the moon.