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Ward visits Dagobah…that he made!

Ward remembers “Me with a Dagobah diorama/playset I made which allowed the Kenner X-wing to slide through an opening in the set and “submerge” in the painted lake. Yoda’s hut in the background and trees with bulging roots. This

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Pilot Ward, and Artoo listen to the Star Wars Radio Drama 1981

A great photo! Ward remembers “This is how I listened to the NPR Radio Drama of A New Hope. We had a floor unit stereo hi-fi (behind R2) which I turned up loud, and then R2 was positioned behind me, …

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An X-Wing, Ward, and his Dad in 1978

Ward remembers “Turning 11, in 1978 – and the yearly measurement photo back-to-back with Dad.” I guess the X-Wing is there to show scale(?) 🙂…

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Ward’s 11th birthday Star Wars cake! 1978

The Force is with Ward, that’s for certain! That cake is a thing of beauty. The figures atop the cake, the little Artoo drawn in frosting, the Star Wars logo in green! I would have found it hard to eat …

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Ward as Luke Skywalker on Halloween

Ward, er I mean Luke rocks his awesome weapon of choice! The amazing Light Saber…erm…The Force Beam! Close enough. At any rate, the young Jedi to be is ready for tricks or treats.…

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Don’t point your blaster at me! Ward and Amy

Ward recalls, “I’m wearing a makeshift X-wing chest box with a gas mask attached over a bright orange jacket. Amy with my Kenner Blaster Rifle.”

Pretty cool get up!…

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Ward and his Star Wars Halloween…or something. 1977

By the end of 1977, Star Wars mania was in full effect! Halloween of ’77 must have been mayhem! Ward and friends illustrate that point in this photo. I’m pretty good with descriptions, but an effective description of what’s happening …

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Ward recreates a familiar scene -1978

Ward recreates a familiar scene from Star Wars in 1978. Wait, did Tatooine have pine cones?…

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Ward and his Falcon -1980

Ward and his Falcon in 1980!…