This is me, with my mom, on Main Street USA at Disneyland. According to the note on the back of the picture, this was taken January 22, 1972 [Ed. Note: Thanks George for pointing out the date was wrong. I wasn't still in a stroller in 1992]. I was born on September 8, 1971, so you can do the math on how old I was (a little over 4 months).
According to my mom, we were moving from Dayton, Ohio to San Marcos, California in 1972 due to the fact that my dad was getting a job transfer with NCR. My parents and I were in California on a scouting mission in January 1972 and they decided that a trip to Disneyland was in order.
There weren't many pictures that are preserved from that trip. This was one that really stood out to me.
Some things of note:
- Look how empty Main Street is. Granted it's January, but I doubt you'd find it this empty now.
- Note the Theme Park fashion choices of the early 1970's. There are men in sport coats and women in slacks. Not a pair of jeans in sight. Also, a lot of dress shoes. Heck my mom is wearing some sort of pant and vest combo.
Heck, back in that day, it looks like you could sport a huge Theme Park Footprint and still not get in anyone's way.
Who knows, this may have been the source of the pixie dust that fills me to this day.
[Editor's Note: Yes, I know that I appear to be copying the niche that Major Pepperidge at Gorilla's Don't Blog fills with the wonderful pictures of old, but this picture (along with a couple others) are just too irresistible for me to not blog about]