Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Vaya Con Dios Betty Kimball

Yesterday I read about the passing of Betty Kimball at the age of 97. Betty worked at the Walt Disney Studios in the Ink and Paint department. There she met Ward Kimball and they got married and were married for 66 years. Ward was definitely a character and it must have been a roller coaster ride. But based upon drawings and stories, Ward was deeply in love with Betty and Betty was his team mate in their adventures. From Ward and Betty's estate is this collection of postcards from Ward's trip to Greenfield Village in 1948 with Walt. Ward and Walt visited this museum in Detroit on their way back home from the Chicago Railroad Fair.

Ward sent this home to himself, reminding him of his love for Betty.


Major Pepperidge said...

While it is very sad that Betty Kimball died, she and her husband definitely lived rich, fulfilling lives; like you said, they made a great team!

Connie Moreno said...

How sweet...so very sweet.

The Viewliner Limited said...

Both Ward and Betty are missed and will be missed for a long time to come. R.I.P. x 2

Tom Slick said...

I'm saddened that not only the end of the Kimball's chapter have come to a close, but also an era where dreams could be made into reality, no matter what they were.

Imagine, having a full scale operational train in your own backyard? That is unheard of by todays standards, and most likely outlawed in every incorporated city. I am however, happy that they are finally reunited in spirit. May their names never be forgotten in Disney History.

outsidetheberm said...

Love that postcard's sweet message. I'd frame that one, Patrick.

Thanks for the look.