George Romney was a presidential hopeful at one time. Don't most of us view him now, in retrospect, as a more mature and wise person than his son? Yes, George famously claimed he had been "brainwashed" about the war. But did anyone really come out a winner in regard to that war?
We traveled out east by train. I remember enjoying the "vista dome car." I remember the African-American "porters" who gave me my first meaningful interaction with non-white people. Morris was a white bread town in those days.
Many of the attractions were called "pavilions." The Ford Motor Company introduced the Mustang at its pavilion in April of 1964. Talk about another touchstone! Our family attended the "It's a Small World" show at the Pepsi pavilion. We figured the workers there might go crazy listening to that theme song all day.
"It's a Small World" was one of four shows put on by the Walt Disney Company. We saw the array of animated dolls and animals frolic. For some reason I remember the show especially well. But we saw so much fascinating stuff including the Sinclair Oil Corporation "Dinoland." It had nine dinosaur replicas, all life-size! We saw them from high up when riding the neighboring Uniroyal ferris wheel (constructed like a giant tire).
Digital photography wasn't even a twinkle in anyone's eyes. Ah, the things today's youth take for granted!
I am trying to make sure Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson is knowledgable about this aspect of UMM's past.