Wednesday, February 15, 2017
It's time for some more vintage Disneyland fun from Steve Stuart! Steve says:
Return with us now to March (or maybe earlier) of 1961. The last time this motley group was seen in these pages, I indicated the date was possibly closer to, or in the month of June, 1961, but a more-careful perusal of the slide box revealed a Kodak-stamped date from March 16th of 1961 – so apologies about the ‘doubtful date’ from the previous grouping of similar slides. These two views appear to be later that same day (judging from the removed outerwear and those ‘feathered hats’), and we seem to be raft-bound on our way to – or returning from – Tom Sawyer Island. Unfortunately, Kodak decided not to number each processed slide, so I can’t figure out the proper order for these two views.
In this second view, I see I abandoned my TSI map. You don’t suppose I tossed it overboard-? Heavens, no-! As to the serviceman standing behind us - I believe Chuck can help us out here with proper branch of service, uniform, etc., although I certainly had [and still do have], a nice short-sleeve khaki shirt from some branch of the service. Although I never found photo documentation, I wonder if we visited the graveyard on the Island, and once again, chose to lay down in one of those gravesites-?
Many thanks as always to Steve for sharing these personal photos!