Kodak Moment #99

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 at the closing party for the Words & Pictures Museum.

Kevin Eastman, Ria-angelo and myself in the gift shop at the Words and Pictures Museum.  Kevin is goofing off with Spork, the traveling TMNT mascot created by Klork.  I am wearing a shirt that was part of Spork’s travel kit that would go to the different fans.   And as you can tell by my laughter we were having a great time.  The event had a bit of a bitter sweet feel to it as it was the closing of the Words & Pictures Museum.

Ria-angelo is one of the members of the original TMNT-L Mailing list.  I got to meet up with her a few times in person, as she is a fellow Michaelangelo fan.  Each time that we got to meet up was here at the Words and Pictures Museum.  She’s creative with a lot of joy in her life, I miss her being around on TMNT-L, as she has not been active there in some time now.

Kevin got to take Spork on his own adventure.  Spork remains a great memory for fans from that era who helped pass the Turtle around the world.  Spork is now with Klork’s family, as we lost her about a year ago to cancer and it felt only right for the mascot to return to his home.  It would be nice to have a memory page of Spork’s travel with pictures and old journal entries for new fans to see the fun adventures that the fandom held onto back in the early days of the internet.

Have you ever been to the Words & Pictures Museum?  Did you ever get to take care of Spork?  Are you a member of TMNT-L?  Please share thoughts, comments and questions below!


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