My First Visit To Disneyland

Disneyland, Walt Disney’s metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism, opened on July 17, 1955.

The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, California, and soon brought in staggering profits.

My first visit was the following year when I was 12 years old. My mother took my sister, who was then ten, and me to Disneyland. We even stayed at the Disneyland Hotel. It was one of the highlights of my life. The video below was taken that year and was restored, so the quality is quite good. This is the Disneyland that I first remember.

Many years later, I moved to Yorba Linda, which is fairly close to Anaheim, so we spent a lot of time there with our three daughters,

Over the years there have been many changes, including the addition of Disney California Adventure.

Today, Disneyland hosts more than 14 million visitors a year, who spend close to $3 billion.


T’was two months before Christmas
When all through our land,

Not a Christian was praying

Nor taking a stand.

Why the PC Police had taken away
The reason for Christmas – no one could say.

The children were told by their schools not to sing

About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.

It might hurt people’s feelings, the teachers would say

December 25th is just a ‘ Holiday ‘.

Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit

Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!

CD’s from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-Pod

Something was changing, something quite odd!

Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa

In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda..

As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe’s the word Christmas – was nowhere to be found.

At K-Mart and Staples and Penny’s and Sears
You won’t hear the word Christmas; it won’t touch your ears.

Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-is-ty

Are words that were used to intimidate me.

Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton,

Wolf Blitzen

On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!

At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter

To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.

And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith

Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace

The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.

So as you celebrate ‘Winter Break’ under your ‘Dream Tree’

Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.

Choose your words carefully, choose what you say

not “Happy Holiday “!

Please, all Christians join together and
wish everyone you meet


Christ is The Reason for the Christ-mas Season!


First Love vs True Love


Shared by meganlouann.

Your first love…

Your first love hits you like a ton of bricks.

Your first love teaches you what it feels like to honestly, wholly love a person.

Your first love teaches you more about yourself.

Your first love opens your heart.

Your first love sweeps you off your feet.

Your first love shows you how to sacrifice.

Your first love escalates too quickly.

Your first love punches you in the face.

Your first love takes your breath away.

Your first love drives you insane.

Your first love allows tears to fall to the ground.

Your first love lets you go when you run.

Your first love often doesn’t reciprocate.

Your first love is temporary.

Your first love is usually not your true love.

Your true love…

Your true love completes you.

Your true love makes you laugh eternally.

Your true love shares in your joys.

Your true love pushes you to be and do your best.

Your true love inspires you.

Your true love wipes tears away.

Your true love is your best friend.

Your true love chases after you when you run.

Your true love sacrifices for you.

Your true love shares the same dreams as you.

Your true love stays.

Your true love loves you honestly and wholly.

Your true love is not perfect, but right.

Your true love does not fail in rough waters.

Your true love is forever.