The two old men are holding hands. In the sunlight outside a Mountain View rest home, while a parakeet sings in the lobby, Ed Morgan and Karl Bacon reach across 60 years of being each other's muse. Among the wrinkles in their faces there are twinkles in their eyes.
They are laughing about the time the elephants refused to fly.
It was opening day at Disneyland, 50 years ago this July. And Dumbo the Flying Elephant -- one of several attractions the two Bay Area engineers helped design and build for Walt Disney -- was having serious attitude problems.