Thursday, May 16, 2013

May 17, 2013: Oh, bother.

We had a great day in Lexington today even with thunder and lightning and rain and delays and moving to an indoor tennis venue. Matt played a very tough opponent and got knocked out but he is staying until Saturday to enjoy the entire tournament. We hope that everyone has a great time but it’s back to school for us today.

1908: Ralph Wright is born in Grants Pass, Oregon. Wright was a writer and director for Disney but he also was the voice of Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree and Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day. Check out the Pooh attraction at The Magic Kingdom.

1950: Howard Ashman was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Ashman co-produced The Little Mermaid and wrote many of the songs including “Under the Sea” with Alan Menken. Earlier, Ashman worked with Menken on the musical Little Shop of Horrors. Other Disney credits include: Oliver & Company, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Many feel that his greatest work was on Beauty and the Beast so let’s go see the show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

1909: Dr. Julius Miller was born in Bellerica, Massachusetts. Miller, a physicist, author and lecturer, was a student and friend of Dr. Albert Einstein. Miller also played Professor Wonderful on syndicated reruns of The Mickey Mouse Club. Let’s do something all science oriented and visit Ellen’s Energy Adventure at EPCOT featuring another Disney science guy, Bill Nye.


1846: The saxophone was patented by Antoine Joseph Sax. Go to The Magic Kingdom and enjoy the saxophone quartet on Main Street, U.S.A.

1955: Bill Paxton was born. Paxton has done a ton of movies including: Titanic, Hatfields and McCoys, Twister, Apollo 13 and Weird Science. Paxton also played Professor Gregory “Gregg” O’Hara in Disney’s Mighty Joe Young. Visit the primates at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Today is Endangered Species Day. Make a contribution to the Disney Nature Conservancy at various locations around the world.

Today is NASCAR Day. Do the Richard Petty Driving Experience in the parking lot of The Magic Kingdom.

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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