Disney Past- A Tribute to My Disney Dad

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  1. lazydoxy66

    lazydoxy66 Live, love, and laugh!

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    Christmas in July?
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    I don't think this place is there anymore. We had lunch and drinks here with some friends that came to visit one day.
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    Remember when they gave you these for free. I can't believe I still had it and all the contents. How cool!
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  3. lazydoxy66

    lazydoxy66 Live, love, and laugh!

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    This is a picture of my DDad a few years ago.
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    I was blessed to have such a good father.
    I will miss my DDad. He was a great travel companion. He loved Disney. He did a great Donald Duck impression. :donald: He watched 'Wonderful World of Disney' every Sunday night with us.
    He would have been the first phone call I made when we got to WDW this fall. I will miss calling him to tell him how great it is and showing him all the pics when we get back.

    It's only fitting that our last conversation was about, WDW. As the matter of fact I was telling him about ScottNY's TR. I told him that I hoped the kids would one day appreciate what he had done for them. I said, 'Dad I never realized when I was younger, that not every kid gets to go to Disney. Thank you for taking us. My fondest memories are of our vacations together.'

    5 days later, he was gone.

    I see him as that cowboy in Disney heaven. 7 yrs old with no worries. I mean if Walt put a little piece of heaven on earth, can you imagine what he's done there!:angel:

    Thanks for joining me on this journey. I hope you enjoyed the pictures.
    Please, hug your kids and tell them you love them. Tell your mom and dad the things you loved while growing up and let them know you love them. We just don't know what's around the corner. God bless!
     
  4. rebecca06261

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    I really enjoyed looking at your pictures. I know how much you'll miss your daddy. I miss mine every day. :hug:
     
  5. nrod

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    I'm so sorry about your father's passing. It sounds like he was a wonderful man. Thank you for sharing your memories and photos - I'm around the same age and really enjoyed the styles and seeing the parks from back then.

    I hope these memories will comfort you as you grieve. And I love the thought of him in "Disney Heaven". What a wonderful thought!
     
  6. lazydoxy66

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    Thank you, Nrod and Rebecca. I'm glad you enjoyed it.:)
     
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    My hair looked exactly like yours back in 1989. And I loved the picture where you were wearing 2 pairs of socks. How funny! It is cool to think of your dad at Disney in heaven.
     
  8. lazydoxy66

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    Thank you, Bunny. Hey if the pictures weren't all there when you looked earlier, they're back now. OOPSIE.:rolleyes1 I will definitely be a pro at this when it comes to my TR!
     
  9. Rora

    Rora <font color=darkorchid>I'm the needy, sexy Unicorn

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    This is probably one of the best TR's I've ever read on the DIS. Your pictures are amazing and the tribute to your father is so sweet. I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad he went painlessly. This thread is really special :)
     
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    I wish that I had vacation memories with my dad, he didn't like to travel much. He would stay home and send me and mom on trips. He did like to fish and my favorite memory is of a fishing trip his company took off the coast that he took me on. It was awesome!
     
  11. lazydoxy66

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    What a great thing to say to a rookie, THANK YOU!:hippie:
     
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    Any memory of a 'special' time with your parents, Disney or not, is precious! By the time we start to really appreciate them, the time left to us is too short.
     
  13. bellasmommy0

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    I am so sorry about your loss. But thank you for sharing the pictures. I dont have very good childhood memories (long story) but I am trying to make them for my daughter! Have a great time in Sept and remember your dad will be with you for the whole trip!!
    Looking at the pics, I wonder now how we wore the multiple pairs of socks without our feet burning up. I guess they did, and we just didnt care! Sacrifice for fashion!
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    Your welcome! I hope you could live vicariously through me. I know I was very fortunate!::yes::

    I think we wanted to make a fashion statement, I just don't remember what it was!!??
     
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    That is what I did, because I always dreamed of going to Disney, but didnt get too until my daughter was 3 and I was 30 something?? But now we cant stop going, everytime we can save enough we are off to see the mouse.

    I think that the only fashion statement we succeeded in making was HOT SWEATY feet!!!
     
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    My sympathy on the loss of your father.
    What a fitting tribute to a father that loved to vacation with his family!

    Thank you for sharing your love for your father and the trips that you shared with your Dis family.

    GOD Bless you!
     
  17. sweetpea29488

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    First, let me say how sorry I am for your loss.

    DH and I went to DL for the first time last year and if I remember correctly the fountain is still there. I'll have to check my photos because I think we took one of it. If I can find it and find out how to post pictures, I'll post it.
     
  18. IlovemythreeC's

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    This was awesome ~ I am sitting here with tears in my eyes as I type. I am so so sorry for your loss.

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us! What a beautiful tribute to him. And thanks for the reminders about how we need to be thankful for our families. You are so right.

    I will be thinking about you in September- I hope you do a pretrippie! I will be looking out for it.
     
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    First thanks everyone! I'm glad to know my work is appreciated.:love:

    Sweat Pea, that's awesome about the fountain. I just figured it was gone. There is a section about photos somewhere on these boards. It can answer your questions about posting pics - it's not very hard, just time consuming. I think most people do use Photobucket to store their photos.

    3c's, the link to my PTR is in my signature. If you can't see signatures it is under the PTR section of trip reports titled 'ADRs, Touring Plans, Free Dining? What?'
     
  20. Jess4Disney

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    THANK YOU so much for posting this..
    I'm bawling as I'm reading this.. but it's the good kind of relief. :goodvibes

    you started the thread 6/5.. the 2 year anniversary of losing my father was 6/6. I'm sorry that you had to go through losing your dad.. I understand how you feel :(

    What wonderful pictures you have. Thank you again for letting us in on this special time :)):hug:

    And yes.. that fountain is still there.. I love the wishing well also, the one that sings. (In fact, I read that the fountain statues are placed the way they are.. with snow white at the top.. because they mistakingly made her the same size as the dwarves. So putting her at the top gives an optical illusion that she's taller.)
     
  21. lazydoxy66

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    I didn't mean to make anyone cry. :worried: I'm sorry about your dad also. I just felt the need to do something for my dad especially since it will be Father's Day this weekend. I love looking at old pics also. We need to start a section for Disney Past TRs if there isn't one.
     

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