Monday, August 22, 2011

The Blind are Also Color Blind

I do NOT have the rights to this image. This is the source. If you know where I can purchase a print, please let me know.
This is one of my all-time favorite photos. I first saw it in college when sifting through old magazines for a research project. (Judging from the dimensions of the page, I'd guess it was a Life Magazine. However, I've always remembered it as being Time Magazine.)

I haven't been able to verify any of the details, but  a post on the Internet, states that the photograph was taken in 1964 by LA Herald Examiner photographer Doug Wilson at Disneyland, during an event for the Foundation for the Junior Blind.

Apparently, Lyndon Johnson bought a print for the White House. I would love a print, too, but can't find one for sale anywhere. (Sad side note: The photographer, Doug Wilson, rode his motorcycle off a cliff and died not long after the photo was taken.)

Monday, August 1, 2011

My heart stopped just a little

My heart stopped just a little as I pulled into Laurel Park behind a TOUR BUS yesterday!!!! I had a lot of hoops but not *that* many! I was so relieved to find that the bus was for another event. Many, many thanks to the much smaller group of guys and gals who hooped with me! I loved seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones. I look forward to our next get-together!