The Spaces Between Your Fingers

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I interviewed Jennifer Walser, my mother at my house. She was 6 years old at the time, a cute little girl filled with excitement and joy due to being in her favorite place, Disney World. She also loved wearing her Minnie house shirt and the ears, one of her favorite outfits when she was younger. This memory means the world to her because these memories were some of her first and favorite memories of her grandparents. Now, at the age of 40, she still looks back on her trips to Disney World with these great people and can’t help but smile at all of the fun she used to have as a kid.

            It was a warm, sunny day in Hazleton, Pennsylvania when Jennifer awoke. She was beyond excited because today was finally the day; she and her family were headed to Disney World. As her grandparents drove her to the spot where the bus would be picking her and her family up, she couldn’t hold in her excitement, smiling from ear to ear the whole ride there. Once on the bus, the excitement of going to Disney World grew with each passing minute but she knew that time would pass by faster if she slept, so she decided to take a nap because she knew when she awoke, she would be in her favorite place in the world.

            When she arrived, she instantly fell in love with the sights and smells of Disney World. These sights and smells ranged from seeing the Disney characters scattered around the park to smelling the great scents coming from every angle of the park. But, when she first arrived at the park, she instantly rushed to her favorite ride, It’s a Small World. Once at the entrance, she encouraged everyone to get in line with her, and everyone obliged but her grandmother. “C’mon grandma, come on the ride with me” She pleaded with her as they were about to head in the entrance for the ride.

            “I’m good honey, my knees are really bad and I’m not feeling up for it so I’m just going to sit on the bench and I’ll be there when you guys get off of the ride,” Her grandmother explained to young Jennifer. Even though Jennifer was upset, she still went on the ride and had a blast. Once they got off the ride, they headed to Sea World where Disney World had the biggest and best attraction in the world at that time, Shamu. Shamu was a giant whale that would always put on a stellar performance for the mass crowds that this magnificent whale would bring in. Jennifer and her older sister, Noelle, would gaze and marvel from their whale shaped strollers as the giant beauty would come in and out of the water, dazzling Jennifer before her very eyes. The show would be fun and all until her and her older sister would get caught in the splash zone and would be soaked, resulting in the tears to start streaming down their faces.

            After Sea World, Jennifer and her family went to Epcot to get some food for the long ride home. Jennifer and her sister, only being kids, would only get chicken fingers and fries while their parents would get more unique foods like bratwurst and pork. As they made their way back to the bus, the kids started to get sad again knowing that they were leaving. Jennifer, on the other hand, was a little less sad than her sister because she knew that they would have all of this fun again next year. 

Jennifer’s Trip to Disney World

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1983
Disney World, Florida

I interviewed Jennifer Walser, my mother at my house. She was 6 years old at the time, a cute little girl filled with excitement and joy due to being in her favorite place, Disney World. She also loved wearing her Minnie house shirt and the ears, one of her favorite outfits when she was younger. This memory means the world to her because these memories were some of her first and favorite memories of her grandparents. Now, at the age of 40, she still looks back on her trips to Disney World with these great people and can’t help but smile at all of the fun she used to have as a kid.

Decade: 1980s
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Recorded by Tyler Fancher on December 6, 2017
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