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When Forrest is stationed in Alaska, he sees a "striptease artist" in a place called the Gold Rush Saloon, reminding him of Wanda's. Later, after Forrest's oystering business booms, he takes Little Forrest and Gretchen to see the Sugar Bowl, and invites several friends, including Wanda.
- While staying at Mr. McGivver's farm in Coalville, West Virginia, Forrest names a piglet "Wanda" after "a ole friend of [his]."
- While working on his oystering business in Bayou La Batre, Louisiana, Forrest purchases a 1954 Chevrolet truck which he names Wanda in honor of "well, all the Wandas [he has] known."