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    Posted July 7, 2009 by
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    Remembering Michael Jackson

    At Disney World with Michael Jackson


    I was 10. At Disney with my parents and uncle waiting in line for the Dumbo ride when all of a sudden a huge crowd surrounded us. A lady in a big white hat asked me if I wanted to cut the line. I, of course, said yes. Within seconds I was in the elephant waiting to "take off" when all of a sudden he appeared. To me, a huge fan at the time, it was a dream come true. One that was so overwhelming I still remember so clearly today my struggle to find words to speak. A lot of "uh hu's" and head nodding. Michael was "normal". Asked me my name, how old I was, where I lived, etc, etc.. Told me he loved Disney. I asked him questions about his video's and I think Madonna. That 3 minutes seemed like an eternity, but at the same time flew by.Though his career had it's up's and down's I think everyone in the business would agree he was an amazing talent who raised the bar on so many levels for so many entertainers, then, now, and in the future. Though I questioned his choices in his personal life, I still respect him professionally and thank him for his great contribution to the entertainment industry. I cherish my pictures and memories from my "3 minutes with Michael Jackson". It was, and still is, my best trip to Disney World ever. SLM

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