There are also more pictures from the 2000s in the Travel and Dani posts.
Linda with Marty Sklar at her 20th year service awards dinner for Walt Disney Imagineering. She’s holding the box in which her ring came. She got the man’s ring, figuring that she’d been doing a man’s job for 20 years.
Linda is in a unique position, providing show control engineering and systems for many WDI projects in Florida. Many of these projects are rehabs that barely make a blip on the radar screen in California. Linda has earned a reputation for being able to get the job done, even when the budget is less than the cost of a Diet Coke. Even though many of these projects may be small by comparison to our newer attractions, the level of creativity required to be successful is very high. It often starts with archeology, moves into deal-making with other WDI groups and Maintenance, followed by reconfiguring ancient components being reused, and finishing with inhumane hours for installation and test. Through all of this, she always maintains a positive can-do attitude (although we have seen exceptions related to SAP changeover). Linda ought to be commended for her Outstanding Performance.
Our 25th anniversary, celebrated at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island.
This is Fort Clinch.
In early 2005 Dani asked for a home theater for her birthday. I remodeled an upstairs bedroom, taking the theme from her fascination with all things Star Trek. Not shown in the photos is the glowing starfield ceiling, an accurate representation of the northern hemisphere.
Steve’s 50th birthday.
The Indy controls were recently upgraded — after more than a decade of use — and this panel turned up on ebay. Before opening it, Linda actually guessed it was a Disney control panel!
A lovely dinner in Luma’s private dining room on my 51st birthday. John & Debbie Henline, Martin Chaney, and Suzanne Taix — Linda’s high school friend from Los Angeles — joined us.
April 2009 – The great staff at Alcorn McBride spent a lot of time turning my office into It’s a Small World in order to welcome me back after my hospital stay. They used our newest show controller and touch screen software, along with our multi track video and hi definition players, lighting control and point sound sources. The Dumbos flying from my fan were nice, but my favorite feature was the CD player drawer that opened and closed to rock the teeter-totter with everyone’s pictures. But why are all the guys in drag? And why do some of them look so ravishing?
Christmas letters through the years: