Frisbee Celebrates 50 Years
|Fred Morrison with the "Pluto Platter," 1950s|
In the 50 years since he invented the Frisbee, Morrison has kept busy. He wrote a book recently, Flat Flip Flies Straight! True Origins of the Frisbee, with co-writer Phil Kennedy (who, by the way, has a collection of some 1,200 flying discs). But, he says, at 87, “my flipping days are just about over.” You’d think he might be a bit of a local celeb in the town in central Utah where he now lives, but he says he’s not. “They think I’m a multimillionaire, which I’m not. Though the Frisbees provided me with a comfortable life.” Reminiscing over the history of his Pluto Platter, he says, “What’s evolved is just amazing. I just sit back in wonderment.”
Happy 50th birthday, Frisbee! And congratulations, Fred.
This article first appeared in The Bark,
Photograph of Ashley Whippet courtesy of Tom Wehril.
Photograph of Fred Morrison courtesy of Wham-O.
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