Kodak Moment #36

I got hundreds to thousands of photos through my life.  A lot of which would match up to stories here on Cowabunga Corner, but for one reason or another they are not chosen.  This does not mean that these photos are not worth sharing and do not hold stories of their own.  I would like to keep sharing what I can here on the site, so whenever I can I will share a photo and a story to go along with the photo.  If it’s a part of events that has been shared here, we will link back to the stories of the events themselves as well.  Hope everyone enjoys.  Today’s photo is from a Greek Festival in the early 90’s.

This is one of our set ups for Photos with a Turtle.  I remember this weekend, it was a Greek Festival that invited us to come out and set up a booth to do photos.  We were near a guy in a dunk tank and other type of games.  But it was slow, very very slow as people were not coming to this Festival.  I did use the TMNT Football in my hand to help get one child to warm up to me to take a phone, who was originally scared of me.  We played catch, when done the child didn’t want to leave.

The Truck Camper behind me was my dad’s.  I loved that camper, it was the best dressing room so I could take breaks.  And for camping it was the easiest camper we ever had to set up.  We’ve gone on trips in it to the UP here in Michigan and all the way down to the Smoky Mountains.  Many wonderful memories with that Truck. 

The Krang in this photo is a prop my dad made for these photo shoots.  When we stopped the business in August 1993 he became one of the toys that was kept in my room.  On December 31st, 1994 we went to the Words and Pictures Museum and I got to show Kevin Eastman my costume at his re opening party at their new location.  Northampton's first night is a great time for any who can make it.  During the time we showed Kevin my costume, the choice was made to give this Krang to Kevin Eastman.  It remained as a part of the museum till the day it closed in 1999.  As far as we know, Kevin still has Krang.

The sign on the post is one of the few things I have left from this photo.  In fact it’s in my room at the place I’m living now between homes.  So I see that Photo with a Turtle sign everyday.  I really did love my job in that costumes as I have more good memories, than bad.  This here is one of my good memories, it may have been slow but that gave me more time to hang out with each child that came by.  Let them ask the Turtle their questions without feeling I was neglecting all the other kids around.   Nothing bad happened, as when there was no one around.  It was time to hang out with my father, which I really did enjoy.  He’s a fun guy to be around.

Have you ever been to a Greek Festival?  Was it busy?  Share your memories, comments and questions below!


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