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Giving birth in the 1970s - two new beginnnings


November 6, 2020

Lenore Roland with Robert in her womb, poses with her sons, David 3 (l), and Lee, 6.

The late 1960s and early 1970s were a time of new beginnings and births for our family and Disney World, a mix of pain and euphoria. In the summer of 1970, my husband, Howard, and our two young sons, Lee and David, left behind the smog and gridlock of Los Angeles. We had lived there for a year while Howard, hired as Hotel Division manager for Walt Disney World, participated in Disney's intensive orientation training for new executives. He looked forward to assisting in the construction and opening of Walt Disney World's first two hotels, the Contemporary and Polynesian. As we stepped off t...

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