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    Old Newspaper Story: Forgotten Man Takes Photo At Disneyland

    My stepfather, who works in a library, found this story in the archives of the Santa Maria Times.

    11/30/1960

    Forgotten Man Takes Photo At Disneyland

    When the Tennessee Ernie Ford family visited Disneyland recently, a young lady of 10 or 11 years old spied the TV star and nervously asked whether he would mind if someone took their picture together. When Ernie said yes, the young lady handed her camera to a man conversing with another group of people, asking if he would take the picture.

    The gentleman obliged, snapped the picture, handed back the camera and walked away with his party.

    As the young lady thanked Ford profusely, he asked if she didn't also want a picture of the kindly gentleman who had just held her camera. "I didn't even see him," the 10-year old sighed contentedly. "He was just the nearest man I could find to take my picture with you!"

    "That man you didn't even see," Ford responded, "was Walt Disney!"



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    Re: Old Newspaper Story: Forgotten Man Takes Photo At Disneyland

    Wow. I would be just stunned. Thats a really cool story!
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    Re: Old Newspaper Story: Forgotten Man Takes Photo At Disneyland

    Oh goodness...that's a slap-yourself-in-the-face moment if I ever heard of one!


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    Re: Old Newspaper Story: Forgotten Man Takes Photo At Disneyland

    Great find! What a moment! Loved it.

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    Re: Old Newspaper Story: Forgotten Man Takes Photo At Disneyland

    Haha, that made me smile.. great find!

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    Re: Old Newspaper Story: Forgotten Man Takes Photo At Disneyland

    Doh!!!!

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    Re: Old Newspaper Story: Forgotten Man Takes Photo At Disneyland

    at 10 I would not have had a clue who walt disney was. Maybe because he died before i was born.

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    Re: Old Newspaper Story: Forgotten Man Takes Photo At Disneyland

    cool story. thanks for putting a smile on my face.

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    Re: Old Newspaper Story: Forgotten Man Takes Photo At Disneyland

    Oh my gosh! That's fantastic! What a great story to find =) Thanks for posting it!

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    Re: Old Newspaper Story: Forgotten Man Takes Photo At Disneyland

    What a lucky day for the little girl. It's rare that a person accidentally runs into one icon at disneyland ..let alone, two. That Walt was a sneaky pete!
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    Re: Old Newspaper Story: Forgotten Man Takes Photo At Disneyland

    Nice story!

    I'd freak out over seeing Tony Baxter, and leave whatever A list celebrity alone. haha

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    Re: Old Newspaper Story: Forgotten Man Takes Photo At Disneyland

    That sounds like a Paul Harvey story! Thanks for the post!!!
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    Cool Re: Old Newspaper Story: Forgotten Man Takes Photo At Disneyland

    HaHaHaHa! That's great. If I were the girl, I'd done the total opposite. Then again I'd do the opposite with any old Imagineer.

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