Cool Omnimover History!!
As many of you know my parents were involved in a rollover accident last weekend (they are both on the mend 😊). My mother's dear friend was down in So-Cal and helped her get some clothes and her belongings from the car. I took my mom over to her friend's home yesterday to deliver a card and gift certificate for being such a great friend. While I had heard about her friend numerous times, I hadn't ever met her in person. My mom introduces me as her "Disney Daughter" LOL and that's when I start telling her about MW. I told her about how there were so many folks sending love and prayer, and there were a few dear MW'ers that even offered to give my parents a ride to the airport, or to let help them in any way they could. My mom's friend was shocked! She is 74 years old.. Doesn't look a day over 60, and is a pistol!! She brings me to her garage and shows me this hand drawn, signed drawing of Mickey holding the leg of her husband "Bert" who had worked at Disney as an imagineer. I asked if I could take a photo of the drawing, and she was just thrilled that anyone would want to see it. I explained MW to her, and she was just over the moon😁 It turns out that her husband was Bert Brundage. He and his partner helped bring to life the omnimover!!! Wow!! I attached the Wikipedia link for you history buffs. I can't wait to see her again and learn so more about her Disney adventures 🎉
It is in her garage???? I would have it where I could see it all the time, but maybe that is where her husband had it. So glad your parents are better and awesome they have a DL friend, I hope she joins MW! - secretagentangel
669.6 #154 10:19PM
The garage is where she enters the house from. It's cool because you can see that he has a cane and a brace on his leg... I can't remember what exactly she said as to how he became that way... I was too excited to see all of the signatures! LOL she would be a kick in the pants if she joined! Her personality is like Betty White.. So cute!!! My mom called me this evening to tell me that she had come by with a big pot of food and some Disney watches that she wanted me to have... Such an adorable woman ☺ - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet 253.3 #980 10:39PM
Very cool story and so glad your parents are doing better!😊 - Mickeylover67
222.6 #1325 9:58PM
Yes, they made it home safely 😊 my mom is feeling a bit better, but my step-dad is still in pretty bad shape 😥 apparently his air bag didn't deploy, so as they rolled he kept slamming into the steering wheel... Please keep your prayers strong.. He's a strong old cuss, but that was a pretty bad accident. - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet 253.3 #980 10:35PM