Kodak Moment #95

I got hundreds to thousands of photos through my life.  A lot of which would match up to stories here on Cowabunga Corner, but for one reason or another they are not chosen.  This does not mean that these photos are not worth sharing and do not hold stories of their own.  I would like to keep sharing what I can here on the site, so whenever I can I will share a photo and a story to go along with the photo.  If it’s a part of events that has been shared here, we will link back to the stories of the events themselves as well.  Hope everyone enjoys.  Today’s photo is the “Early Bird Reward”.

At the Words & Pictures Museum membership party in 1995, my second year being a part of this fun party that remains some of my favorite highlights of the 1990’s.  This is Fiona and I, after they did their award ceremony for the members.  The Early Bird Award was due to a mistake that happened in translation.  I had the date for the party marked down and planned the entire trip.  I got a flyer from the Words & Pictures Museum that promoted an event that was a week after the date I had listed.  I figured I’m already going out for this party, I can’t do both events.

My mom, Miki and I went out to the Words & Pictures Museum and found that the flyer was for the membership party the date was changed!  Mom decided that we were going to drop down that weekend to an X-File convention instead, then go back to Northampton to go to the Words & Pictures Membership party.  Which is what we did, in this photo the hate I’m wearing is from the X-Files Convention. 

Once we got to the party it seems that the staff of the Museum cooked up a surprise for us.  As they shared our story of arriving a week early and then presented the “Early Bird” Award to me.  This is an original artwork page for the color work of Archies Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Issue 5 Page 1.  Framed, on the back it’s got a paper with information that reads.

Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

“Archie Comics”

Artist: Steve Lavigne

Words & Pictures Museum Membership Awards 1995

Special Category Early Birds

Winner The Ivey Family

Presented on August 26, 1995

This remains one of those memories that I hold close to me.  And has so much more to it’s story that I will share through time here on Cowabunga Corner.  Fiona is a great friend and someone I always look forward to see as she was one of the ones who greeted me the very first time I came to the Words & Pictures Museum.  I still get the chance from time to time to say hello to her.

Did you ever show up at an event a week early?  Ever visit the Words & Pictures Museum?  Did you read the Archie Comics?  Please share thoughts, comments and questions below. 



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