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    Magic Moment in 1955

    Just have to share this with the members: When my DW and I were meeting my DS' in-laws and other relatives this weekend, I happened to mention (well, OK I talk about Disney all the time) my love of all things Disney and my first trip to DL in 1955. Well, to make a long story short, my DDIL's paternal grandfather met Walt Disney at DL in 1955 and had a long conversation (about one hour; mostly about WW II) and several cigarettes with him, but also about Uncle Walt's plans for the future. To say the least I was mesmerized as he was telling the story. He said Uncle Walt was one of the most charming and gracious persons he has ever meet in his now 85 years and Uncle Walt had such charisma. There was nothing pretentious about him and he really wanted to know about the family and how they enjoyed the park, etc. Uncle Walt then rode with the family to the hotel and chatted for a few minutes more before returning to the park. Wow!!!
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    How cool is that!?!?!

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Wow Jiminy! Walt is definitely in the top 5 people that I would love to meet and have a chance to talk to! What a lucky opportunity!

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    you lucky dog you. That's amazing thanks for sharing that.




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    WOW! That's some story!


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    Cool! Thought I commented on this earlier, but apparently it didn't take!
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    The gentleman that runs the trivia game I play on Tuesday nights got to meet Walt when he was 11 years old. From that they developed a great friendship that lasted up until Walt passed away.

    I know I have told this in chat before but this is for all the newbies on board and those who don't attend chat.
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    I'm so jealous!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzney4lyf
    I'm so jealous!!!
    Me Too!!!!!!!!!

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    That is amazing! I would LOVE to talk to Walt for an hour (if I could manage to untie my tongue!).
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