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Where Disney Grilled Cheese

The O.C. Register offers an interactive peek at Walt Disney’s apartment in Disneyland (thanks to Julie!). Located off Main Street’s town square, the apartment is preserved the way Disney had it in the ’60s — right down to the grilled cheese sandwich maker. Neat. Speaking of vintage D-land, I just picked up this item at a postcard show last weekend:

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I was jazzed at finding an old Rocket to the Moon item which I’d never seen before, so I snapped it up. Unfortunately, another, nicer copy of the same card was found in the very next booth — at half the price. At least my card had an interesting greeting on the back. Whenever they don’t bog down in “wish you were here” trivialities, these messages convey as much about the times they were written in as the images on the front. In this case, a man begins a sweet note to his wife and kids in Newark, New Jersey: “The plane I was on didn’t go as far as Disneyland, but stopped in Indianapolis, Indiana.” He then describes the wonders of flying from Jersey to Indiana in the snow and closes with “Be good! Love, Daddy”. TWA must have stocked an assortment of these postcards at each of their airport terminals. Not a proper Disneyland souvenir, I suppose, but it’s still a nice addition to my collection.

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