Friday, March 16, 2007

Holy Grail Friday



For me, the Disneyland Holy Grail was finding the negatives for my first trip to Disneyland on December 27, 1970. Although I couldn’t believe we only took 5 pictures that day, it was still cool to see the shots. The first one is from the entrance area, I was able to pose with Mickey & Minnie. How often does that happen anymore without waiting an hour or more?!? Picture two is me with my cousins near “Small World” with one of the Three Little Pigs.

I still remember riding the Mark Twain and seeing the Burning Cabin; this shot is with my brother.



My grandmother & cousins sitting by the castle.




Anybody who had an early Polaroid camera remembers having to find a trashcan to time the developing of the pictures, tear off the paper, throw it away, and then eventually “sealing” the photo with the protective coating stick. What a pain. Here are my brothers doing just that near the Castle. I am hoping they can find the pictures they took!


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5 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Great family photos! I wish I had some of my own childhood visits. There are a few that I took with my cheap Kodak instamatic, although I had the bad habit of trying to take pictures when it was too dark (like inside rides).

Sounds like Polaroids were a huge pain back then. A friend's mom had one (only took black and white, I think), and I remember her wiping them down with a little pink sponge. Have no idea what she was doing!

Tangaroa said...

Those are some nice photos! They really have that 1970s feel too...

Merlinsguy said...

Congrats! There's nothing better than finding that photo you knew was there but haven't seen in years. I hope this doesn't mean you'll ascend to heaven and stop blogging!

RushRules999@hotmail.com said...

Hi Dave, WOW WOW WOW!!! Great priceless pictures. I was born in 1965 (we must be near the same age) I swear I had those same dark green pants!!!! That first shot of you with Mickey and Minnie is so neat, it is the Holy Grail, maybe you should incorporate it in your title page of your website. Thanks So much for Sharing! Tim

james said...

Hey Dave, You are a few years older than me, but those green pants just kept going,and going,and going.......