Did I ever tell you about the time I met Darth Vader and Chewbacca? I didn’t!?! Well, it was only the best day of my life!
Yup, that’s little me with them in the picture above. Just chillin’ with Vader and Chewie, no biggie.
In reality, I have absolutely no memory of this day and if it weren’t for this one polaroid, I never would have remembered that this meeting even took place.
From the look of the smile on the face of my 4 year old self I’m pretty sure that this was the highlight of my life up to that point.
What I do remember is that I, like many children of the 70s, loved Star Wars with a passion. I watched the movies, I re-enacted my favorite scenes with the toys, I read the comics, I listened to the records, I the wore t-shirts & pajamas, and slept under the sheets.
Such an encounter couldn’t have been anything less than magical.
What’s the best thing that’s ever happened to you that you can’t remember? Sound off in the comments below.
All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted.
- Darth Vader in Commercials Compilation (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)