#Retro Day. Please forgive my tardiness, I know I'm late for Retro Day but the few Disney pictures we have from my childhood were all buried at my parent's house and I just managed to find one. This is my Mom and I at the parks on my 6th birthday. I love this pic. 😊 Also square glasses were the business in 1988 apparently.
#Retro day! I'm late, but oh well. My mom finally took photos from our album and sent pics of them to me. I've never seen these embarrassing photos from my mullet days, so I decided to share ^_^. My mother had this weird fixation with keeping my hair short. These are circa 1996, I believe.
#Retro (sorry a little late) This picture was taken in 1982 with my grandmother and I (I was 6 or 7). It was taken at the Sunkist Hut directly across from the Jungle Ride. Sadly at the time of this photo (and unknown to me) my grandmother was dying from advanced lung cancer. She loved all things Disney and wanted one last trip with me before the end. I miss her to this day but I think of her whe More...
#retroday. My mom, brother and me in 1957, waiting for the train, with our new squeaky-bill Donald hats. My mom went home to be with the Lord on July 11. She loved Disneyland, and made sure we always got 2 trips there each summer.
#Retro Day...Ok, no toooo Retro LOL...This pic was taken on December 28, 2007...The USC Marching Band held a pep rally in Town Square a few days before USC played in the Rose Bowl Game...My sister, younger brother, and I are in the pic...always loved this pic :-)
#retroday...Here's me with a couple of Splash Mountains residents in July of '89. I was 7 at the time. This trip I went with my best friend Jill her mom and my mom. I haven't seen these pics probably since '89. Brought back lots of good memories, just even looking through pictures books seeing old pics. Thanks for having days like this MW!!
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Mr. Disney was one of five children, four boys and a girl. He was the fourth born Disney son. He was named after his parents pastor and friend Walter Parr, a preacher at St. Paul Congregational Church. The pastor, in turn, will later name his son Elias, after Walt's father.
Most of Walt's childhood was spent on a farm in Marceline, Missouri, where he began drawing, painting and selling pictures to neighbors and family friends. In 1911, the family moved to Kansas City, where his love for trains really developed. His Uncle, Mike Martin, was a train Engineer who worked on the route between Fort Madison, Iowa, and Marceline. Walt would later work a summer job with the railroad, selling newspapers and snacks to the travelers. To read more about Walts love for trains
Video: Walt riding the Lilly Belle at the Studio. Video courtesy of The Walt Disney Family Museum.
To watch a short biography of Walts life:
Walt and Lillian Disney with unnamed friend, London, 1935.
Walt Disney in my opinion, is a wonderful example of the American dream! He represents: imagination, optimism, creation, and self-made success in the American tradition. He brought us closer to the future, while telling us of the past, it is certain, Walt Disney was a great man! He and his brother Roy co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which became one of the best-known motion-picture production companies in the world! Disney was an innovative animator and created the cartoon characters we all love to watch today. :) He won 22 Academy Awards during his lifetime, and was the founder of the magical playgrounds that ties us all together, Disneyland and Disney World. Had he been alive today he would be 112 years old! Happy birthday Walt! Thank you so much for believing in your dreams! You are a true inspiration.
In honor of today, it would be fun if we all mentioned our favorite quote from Mr. Disney. I'll go first, I have many, but this one always sticks out:
"I've always been interested in the past and history and I think it's vital."
Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a terrific Thursday!