The Lincoln Theater filled with up with Cast Members who loved him. In one way or another he had touched a person’s life or changed it completely. He began working at Disneyland when it was new. He walked on Main Street beside Walt Disney himself. “I did everything. Anything they asked me to do… cleaning tables, maintenance, cooking. I loved it all.” He would go from cleaning tables to becoming the Chef of Carnation Cafe. His recipe for potatoes almost as big a legend as he. On stage he waved at his friends. At one point, he stood up and said, “I’m Lincoln!” Mickey came on stage and the drawing for a beautiful window was unveiled. Oscar retired.
The line to take pictures with him extended through the theater. Each Cast Member thanking him for the help, the inspiration, the advice…
His wife June and he took a final stroll through Disneyland. He stopped at Carnation Cafe and suddenly there was a line of guests that also wanted a picture with him. He signed autographs in front of the Castle. And finally he rode his favorite ride on his last day as a Cast Member, “A Small World.”
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