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Working at the Boardwalk, 1978

When I was a kid it was a right of passage to work at the Boardwalk. I worked at the Walk when I was 15 1/2 years old to save money to buy a car. I worked at a puppet show next to the Arcade. I was a costumed character called Big Foot. I spent my day greeting families before each show and taking pictures with people. Once a day the Pelican would come down to dance with me. We danced to the disco sound track of Saturday Night Fever, John Travolta style. We would draw a crowd. This is a picture of me as Big foot in 1978.

Laura Morris Reyes

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