RAFFLE DONATOR TRIBUTE POST! Thank you to everyone who graciously donated to our Raffle. It was one of our most successful events ever! This was the first time we've ever done the Raffle at a Birthday Bash, and Sonja and Bullseye did a tremendous job heading up operations. Thank you to everyone who purchased Raffle tickets. If I missed your donation below, please let me know, More...
#MWBDAY I had such a great time during the bday weekend. We got to hang out with some great people & even met some new great people. To all those who haven't attended a meetup I would encourage you to take the time & do it. We had the pleasure of meeting @DisneyGrandma & she had some RAKs for the family, riding RSR & TOT with @belleslibrary, Ghost Galaxy with @jollyroger5 @pickarich @Stitch_Legacy More...
PIN-STICKER NIGHT TONIGHT (Birthday Bash Collection) 9pm + a Birthday Bash Thank You: Thank you to everyone who made it out to the Birthday Bash at La Brea Bakery on Saturday! It was great meeting everyone--from brand new MouseWaiters, to people who've been involved for years. I am sorry if I didn't get to meet you, I tried my best to go through all the tables to meet everyone. Than More...
My #MWbdStory Forgive the lengthy post! Wow not even sure where to start my post. We weren't planning on coming to the bday party, but our passes expired this weekend and I really wanted to attend the craft fair. I am so happy we decided to come. My family doesn't attend many meet ups any more. It's not that we don't love meeting new people , but we treasure our special family time together in the More...
Top left: MissMolly gave me her half eaten sandwich (don't mind my armpit sweat) Top right: cute pic of my wife and I... oh wait! What does my shirt say? Bottom left: Grumpypiratedad taking care of business while I try to swindle an extra ticket from him. And finally, a rare normal picture of pikarich, SoA and myself #MWBDAY
Mr. Disney was one of five children, four boys and a girl. He was the fourth born Disney son. He was named after his parents pastor and friend Walter Parr, a preacher at St. Paul Congregational Church. The pastor, in turn, will later name his son Elias, after Walt's father.
Most of Walt's childhood was spent on a farm in Marceline, Missouri, where he began drawing, painting and selling pictures to neighbors and family friends. In 1911, the family moved to Kansas City, where his love for trains really developed. His Uncle, Mike Martin, was a train Engineer who worked on the route between Fort Madison, Iowa, and Marceline. Walt would later work a summer job with the railroad, selling newspapers and snacks to the travelers. To read more about Walts love for trains
Video: Walt riding the Lilly Belle at the Studio. Video courtesy of The Walt Disney Family Museum.
To watch a short biography of Walts life:
Walt and Lillian Disney with unnamed friend, London, 1935.
Walt Disney in my opinion, is a wonderful example of the American dream! He represents: imagination, optimism, creation, and self-made success in the American tradition. He brought us closer to the future, while telling us of the past, it is certain, Walt Disney was a great man! He and his brother Roy co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which became one of the best-known motion-picture production companies in the world! Disney was an innovative animator and created the cartoon characters we all love to watch today. :) He won 22 Academy Awards during his lifetime, and was the founder of the magical playgrounds that ties us all together, Disneyland and Disney World. Had he been alive today he would be 112 years old! Happy birthday Walt! Thank you so much for believing in your dreams! You are a true inspiration.
In honor of today, it would be fun if we all mentioned our favorite quote from Mr. Disney. I'll go first, I have many, but this one always sticks out:
"I've always been interested in the past and history and I think it's vital."
Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a terrific Thursday!