Thursday, January 19, 2017
Hey! Ho! Let's Go! It's time for more photos from Steve Stuart. This time he and some of his pals are at Disneyland, circa 1961. Once again, Steve has provided some fun context:
Apparently keeping-up with the “tradition” of wearing hats while at The Happiest Place On Earth, ‘us guys’ paid a visit to the local haberdasher, and came-away with a ‘feathered collection’ we shamelessly showed-off. The date on the slides (ah-hem) – there’s been quite a hullabaloo as of late regarding the often inaccuracy of such annotations – but the slide box indicated March, 1961. (I would ‘think’ a visit closer to my birthday [June] would seem more in-order, but this is what we’ve got to work with). So, I’m either nine years old, about to turn 10, or – happy 10th birthday to me-!
Down front we see Ricky and Peter; and in back – yours truly and Andy. Once again – I have questions without answers. It’s sort of like “the sound of one hand clapping…” Just what am I looking at – again with the sinister grin-? And, what is that pin Andy is wearing-?
In this next image I seem to have an answer to one of my questions: That “pin” Andy is wearing is no pin at all, but instead a patch – a MLB team patch. And to get really specific ‘me thinks’ the one “featured” on Andy’s left shoulder in the first image belongs to the Baltimore Orioles, from the 1960’s. And could my ‘grin’ be in response to the rather “supercilious grin” on that caterpillar-? "Whooo ... are ... you-?” You’d a thunk I’d be more interested in the rather curvaceous gal loading-in two caterpillars behind us – or perhaps that strange-looking hat on the gal-? disembarking from the next caterpillar back, with that very long, pink something-or-another cascading down the side. “Whaaat … is … that-?”
There are actually two more photos of the guys in the Alice caterpillars, but I am miserly and will share the others in a separate post. THANK YOU, Steve!