Rain, rain, go away. The rain killed the next round of tennis in Prestonsburg. The boys and girls will play the regional championship matches starting at 5:00 PM Tuesday. We also visited with my mother-in-law in rehab after knee replacement. She looked awesome and there is great hope for a better than full recovery.
On this date in 1915: Orson Welles was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Welles caused a huge scare on radio with his airplay of War of the World and he amazed the movie world with his classic Citizen Kane. In the 1970s he was the voice of Eastern Airlines and he did recordings for the queue area of If You Had Wings, a now extinct Tomorrowland attraction sponsored by Eastern Airlines. Get over to The Magic Kingdom and enjoy Tomorrowland in honor of the great Orson Welles.
Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1916, Adriana Caselotti was born. Adriana’s parents were talented musicians and performers and, while just a teenager, Adriana became the voice of the first and perhaps most famous Disney Princess, Snow White. While still at The Magic Kingdom, head over to the new Fantasyland addition and check out the construction site of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Ride. It’ll be ready soon and then we won’t mourn so hard for Snow White’s Scary Adventure. I hate change.
1988: EPCOT adds the Norway Pavilion. Get over there and ride Maelstrom and buy a bottle of Laila on the way out.
1945: Bob Seger is born. Just take them old records off the shelf and look for other cool stuff at Sid Cahuenga’s. You won’t believe what you’ll find.
1961: 2 months before me, George Clooney was born in Lexington, Kentucky. My son claims that George Clooney is in every movie ever made. He was in one of the original Batman movies (the worst one) and that’s close enough for me but don’t forget that he was also in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? and in that movie he used Dapper Dan hair product. So go to The Magic Kingdom, hang out on Main Street, USA and check out the Dapper Dans.
Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.