Memory Monday, Week 30

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Clowning around at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1974 — During the second half of our Southern California road trip we spent a full day at Knott’s Berry Farm — back in the days when it was still a relatively small and family-owned attraction. We also visited a now-defunct attraction in Buena Park, the Japanese Village.

We loved the log ride at Knott’s Berry Farm:
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A lot of the pictures I took were obscured by the back of someone’s head and/or much too far away from the action.
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Dolphin in training

One really cool thing about the Japanese Village was their designated “photo spots,” which we made good use of.

As I said last week, I was so very lucky to go on this trip, and I have the Jones family to thank for it. Debby had befriended me as I entered my new school the previous September. I was extremely shy and quiet, and everything was new and strange to me. She made me feel I belonged, and even all these years later I’m grateful for her kindness and the kindness of her entire family. They were wonderful people!


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