I scan the obituaries every morning for names and faces I might know, and unfortunately, today I came across one that jumped out at me.
Rob Barstow was 91 when he died on Sunday. I’d been doing stories on him (and his wonderful family) for years.
Rob was trying to save the whales before whales knew they needed saving.
He also turned his passion (most people turn their attention, but passion is a better word when you’re talking about this man) to home movies. A Barstow family film called Disneyland Dream is in the permanent collection of the National Library of Congress. If you have the time, give it a look.
I’m often asked about the “famous people” I’ve met over the course of my career. Truth is, I don’t much care about famous people. But I so appreciate getting the chance to know good people like Robbins Barstow.