I'm a believer now!! Just had a visit with Santa, and he asked me what I want for Christmas. I said I wanted a kitten. We chatted for a sec and then he said I reminded him of a little girl who once got a kitten she named him Velcro....a stunned, I said I had a kitten I named Velcro as a child. I went on to say, "Because when you put him..." Santa finished, " any where on you he would just stay the More...
A HUGE THANK YOU to Hop-Low for this chance at one of the famous DL Candy Canes...and the ornament!!😃 We are so excited to try it! The past two days have been pretty rough with panic and the chance at this RAK, something we really wanted this year, was the just the right excitement at the right time to get me out of the house. I'm still a little shaky and fuzzy, but I am SO grateful for the gen More...
I just made reservations tonight for our upcoming anniversary at the resort.😊 It got me thinking, how grateful I am that after 10.5 years of being together (including our dating days) I still always get so excited to see him, he's my very best friend. I love him more each day then the day before for some small new reason--after all aren't the small things the ones that end up mattering the most More...
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!