On this date in 1925, Roy O. Disney married Edna Francis at his Uncle Robert’s house in Los Angeles. Walt had a motion picture camera and shot all the festivities. Five years later, Roy and Edna had a son named Roy Edward. Both Roys offered leadership in the Disney companies at crucial points. Roy O. opened The Magic Kingdom after Walt’s death and his son Roy presided over the revival of animation at Disney in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Go to The Magic Kingdom and take your picture with Roy. Matt did and he’s glad he did.
1906: Einstein introduces his Theory of Relativity: It helps to have a relative working at Walt Disney World. I’m a science teacher; it’s a joke.
1943: The Earl of Sandwich was born: He liked to play cards and eat so he stuck his meat between slices of bread to keep the cards neat. Go to Downtown Disney, visit The Earl of Sandwich and have them put your meat between slices of bread.
1945: Robert Fripp: guitarist for King Crimson was born: I love Robert Fripp, I saw him in Charleston, WV with the League of Crafty Guitar Players. While you’re at Downtown Disney, hit the House of Blues and have them put your meat between slices of bread (don’t you just love a good sammich?).
1959: Richie Sambora: Guitarist for Bon Jovi: Stay at the House of Blues and have dessert (Hey, it’s a theme).
Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.