Video disks didn’t last very long. Manufacture of the disks and players ceased in 1986. Following closely upon their heels were the videotapes, and they took over the market. The disks went the way of the dinosaurs, and soon there were none to be rented or bought. Leon kept my disk player running as long as possible, but eventually it needed parts that were no longer made, and if there were used players to be bought, I could not afford them. I kept my collection of disks for many years just out of sentiment. When I cleaned out the basement last year, that stack of disks had been collecting dust for a very long time. I knew it was time to let them go. When my now-grown sons were picking them up to throw away, they both remarked how incredibly heavy the stack was. Well, the dinosaurs were big and heavy too!
I wish I had just one more picture to display in this little tribute. I don’t have a picture of Leon, which I would love to have just for myself. Leon died a few years ago, and I remember our time of fun and friendship with great fondness. Leon and his little shop gave a lot of happiness and entertainment to my boys and me. We cherish that memory.