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It was 44 years ago today, that Walt Disney passed away at Providence St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, California, across the street from his studio on December 15, 1966.
So I thought I'd take a trip to his final resting place and pay my respects.
I was there two years ago at this time of year, but not on the day of his death. This year I made it a point to make a pilgrimage on December 15.
I took some photos and will be back momentarily to share them with you.
I'll be refreshing this particular topic throughout the day in anticipation of these pics!
This is Walt's grave as I found it. His body was cremated and his ashes are interred within the wall where the bronze plaque is.
Clicking on the photos will provide a better view.
A closer view of the name plate at Walt's grave.
Walt rests with his wife Lillian, and his son-in-law Robert Brown. Sharon, his daughter, her ashes were scattered.
I found nothing at Walt's grave except a single withered flower inside the container next to the name plate.
I brought along a few flowers of my own to place at his grave. Since his wife's name was Lillian, I thought some pink lilies would look nice.
Saying goodbye to a great, great man, I left Walt's grave having it look a little nicer than how I found it on this special day where his memory is honored.
I dedicated the flowers on behalf of the animation community, letting him know how much he is appreciated and beloved by all.
A poignant reminder also that tomorrow marks the first anniversary of Roy's death.
Seemed like an hour ago that I first learned of Roy Disney's death from cancer . . . years fly by for me at alarming rates . . .
Walt's grave from 2 years ago on December 8, 2008. I took this photo and posted it on the old forums.
Interesting comparison of how it looked then and now. In 2008 there were a couple of notes, one at the name plate and one in the little girl's arms, and withered floral bouquets.
This year there was nothing except the lilies I left.
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