Very rare, the first mechanical shoe testing machine.
Tonite's entry from South Carolina
While stationed aboard Guantanamo Bay (GITMO) I worked in Data Processing for Supply and Finances. Supply personnel in the Navy are called ‘Storekeepers’. Anytime you need supplies you talk to a Storekeeper. I had a lot of contact with one of our Storekeepers and one day I went in to pick up some supplies, he was all smiles.
He & his family were from the Orlando area in the Citrus business. Some fool had just bought all of his dad and Grandpa’s orange groves at a fantastic price. Now they could retire and never work again. Citrus is hard work and time sensitive. StoreKeeper said, “The family is relieved, Pa figures this corporation is hoping to make millions in oranges and PA says boy are they in for a surprise.”
In just a year I am sure the sellers were shocked. The groves were bulldozed and cleared. After buying all the land they thought they needed, it was announced, Disney is in town. The millions the families THOUGHT the new owners were going to make turned into actual Billions. But they were selling Mickey, not oranges. Mickey reigns.
Orlando blossomed in the sports and entertainment business and before long became the destination spot for many entertainment industries. We now have Walt Disney World, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Magic Kingdom. Universal studios, Island of Adventure, Sea World, Discovery Cove, Wide World Of Sports and so many more.
WE took the boys to Disney just after they opened. MY memory ain’t too good anymore, I hardly remember it. Sherry is a walking family and date encyclopedia. I would be lost without my girl with the brains.