A Special Star Wars Story from Rancho Obi-Wan Docent Marc Morita

Rancho Obi-Wan docent, Marc Morita, told a very special Star Wars story on May 4th, 2022. We are thankful to Marc for sharing.

You’ll see a lot of Star Wars posts today, and I’m hoping you’ll read this one, too. It’ll make you feel good.

Here’s a Star Wars story. Dwayne Smith is someone who has helped me a ton in the world of my Star Wars fandom. He’s super knowledgeable about the history of the films, the collecting that goes with it, and also the fabrication and design of costumes. He is a tremendous friend to boot.

He pretty much put together my stormtrooper kit at no charge.

As a way to say thank you, I invited Dwayne to come along with me to Disneyland. It was a great time had by all. Dwayne is one of those guys who always feels the need to pay it forward, and he asked how he could repay me. I obviously refused because sometimes you just need to give a gift to say thanks.

He wasn’t happy about that response, so I said, “Just make a small contribution to Rancho Obi-Wan, in my mom’s name, and we’ll call it good.”

So on Saturday, Dwayne and a bunch of other friends gathered at Rancho to prepare for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022, and he presents a perfect Bo-Katan helmet from The Mandalorian to Stephen J. Sansweet and Anne Neumann, which he dedicated to my mom, Helen Morita.

That’s why I love Star Wars, and May the 4th Be With You, always.

Marc Morita is a Rancho Obi-Wan docent and LEGO expert. His current focus is building custom multi-colored versions of Imperial vehicles. In his other life he is a teacher in Napa County with a beautiful daughter and a Basset Hound named Biggs.