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Classic Childhood Photo of Chuck E. Cheese Arcade Room

Late November last year I got an awesome surprise. My sister had sent me some 900 scanned slides of photos my parents had taken of our childhood years. The idea was, I was supposed to put the slides in a “slideshow” with music and burn them to a DVD and this would be our Christmas gift to our parents this year. Great idea! They’ll cry for sure:)

However, all of the slides had some level of dust on them so I had to go through and touch up each and every one of them. Knowing how much work that would be, my sister and I went through them one by one to weed out any photos that were just so bad that they weren’t worth including and saving me some touch up time.

I was so excited when I found a photo of me, as a child, on some sort of Merry Go Round in a Chuck E. Cheese (on the left looking worried). In the background you can see a beautifully pink Ms. Pac-man, and some other machine. (I had posted on the forums to find out the identity of the arcade game, and within minutes, another collector identified the blurred machine as a Bosconian.)

Jeff Rothe in Chuck E. Cheese with Ms. Pac-man and Bosconian

“This would make an awesome Rotheblog post!”, I thought. How more original could this be? A vintage arcade photo now digitally preserved. Oh wait, my mom occasionally reads this thing, and the slide present is supposed to be a surprise. If I post this, she’ll wonder how I even got this photo.

So, I waited to post my Chuck E. Cheese arcade photo, and I almost completely forgot about it. Until I rediscovered the Chuck E. Cheese photo today.

Little did I know. As I sat on that frightening molded horsie that someday I would own a Ms. Pac-man machine and yearn for a time when all I had to worry about was whether my sister could actually catch me riding that plastic frog.

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Bill and I worked together at ESRD,(Electronic Systems Research and Development). Working on Video Inpact Advertising systems, Video Information Systems, Pay per view Movie Systems for The Hotel Market… As things were in those days we were underfunded and were using a Marketing firm Named Bel Mac Marketing,from Canada Bill ,Mike Glass, Phil Stewart, and other wound up on the short end of fast moving industry. We all worked on Video Games, I.E. Repairing, inventing Mods for the existing Games. and Training Coin opt, People and companies.

Bobbie R Hill March 31, 2012
P.S. Kin Burd Died in 2002

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