Flashback - On the Mighty Mo'

Thursday, January 21, 2010

As requested here's another one dug out of the archives. As I mentioned in a previous post I was born in Spokane, Washington. Late in 1962 we moved to Tacoma. The timing was pretty good as the Seattle World's Fair was in full swing. During the next summer, August to be exact, we took a drive to Bremerton where the USS Missouri was being kept after decommission. At the time of this photo I was either 5 0r 6 depending on when in August this was taken. For those of you that aren't familiar with the significance of the "Mighty Mo", or wonder what happened to it click here for the rest of the story.

Oh, and look Mary Beth, I wasn't in diapers.


  1. ~Cheryl Says:

    The Mighty MO! I was in high school when my family traveled (from Colorado) to visit the fair. Thanks for a trip down memory lane!

  2. I shoul hope you weren't in diapers at that age but not too long out of them.

    An important ship.
    And you were cute. MB

  3. brian stout Says:

    what i love about photography is having these wonderful old photos to look back on so many years later! and what a great childhood memory =)

  4. Lois Says:

    How cute were you! My grandson is about this age now and he is always smiling like that.

  5. Hey! MB had a warship yesterday, Sheryl has one today, what is is with you Washingtonians at the moment?!! ;-)

    Bet you loved it!

  6. Jacob Says:

    You were a little charmer. Did you dream of joining the Navy? You could have been a Navy photographer...those guys did some great work!

  7. tapirgal Says:

    Cool photo. It looks like you felt proud and grown up to be on that ship! It's a pretty big toy for a little guy.

  8. Chuck Pefley Says:

    Don, how do we really know there was no diaper beneath those long pants? LOL!!

  9. Chuck Pefley: I'll have you know I had my"cool dude" duds on that day. There's no room for a diaper when you're a dude. ;-)

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