Monday, February 13, 2017
Today I am sharing the last of the wonderful photo scans that DrGoat (aka Peter) has been sharing with us for the past few weeks. But... there may be more, so cross your fingers!
First up is the only Knott's Berry Farm image (circa 1916) that was in the bunch; it shows three cads getting fresh with Marilyn and Cecilia (or is it "Nell" and "Bell"??). Peter's father Aldo is to our left, he likes Marilyn! Young Peter sits on Cecilia's lap, with his Uncle Charles as his wingman. Uncle Charles is the fellow who painted the illustrations in the "Dr. Goat" book. Peter thinks that his socks might have sported the likeness of Huckleberry Hound, or maybe Quickdraw McGraw, or even Rocky and Bullwinkle. You can't go wrong with any of those choices.
What a great photo!
Peter says: The second pic is 1960. Must be somewhere near the Monsanto House of the Future. I'm sure a few of you know of the exact location of that pic. The girl in purple was Caroline, I believe. One of the neighbor kids my parents would occasionally invite along on the summer trip to Disneyland. I do have memories of some really good times on that trip. We (my sister, myself, and whomever was along) rode in the back of my parents '58 Chevy Nomad station wagon. I always had a pile of comics to read when I got bored staring out of the back, but we usually played games in between naps. (As Peter guessed, this area was behind the Monsanto House of the Future).
This might be my second favorite photo of the whole bunch, right behind the family aboard the Omnibus.
And finally, here's a nice photo of the Disneyland Band, gathered 'round the flagpole in Town Square. Peter thinks this might be from 1967 - I wasn't sure if bandleader Vesey Walker was still at the park in '67, but I was surprised to learn that he did not retire until 1970.
MANY THANKS to Peter for sharing his personal photos! They are great.
I would like to encourage any GDB readers to consider sharing your own family photos. Don't be shy! I know that some folks don't think that their pictures are "good enough" - but I'll bet they are more than good enough!