On this day in 1890, Junius Matthews was born in Chicago, Illinois. Matthews was the original voice of Rabbit for the Winnie the Pooh and the voice of Archimedes the Owl in The Sword in the Stone. For fun, let’s try to pull the sword out of the stone in front of the carousel in The Magic Kingdom.
Bush 41 was born on this date in 1924. George H.W., the father of George W. (Bush 43) appeared at EPCOT in 1991. Visit the Hall of Presidents, that shouldn’t shock you.
1928, Richard Sherman was born in New York. Richard and Robert wrote many classic Disney songs including the earworm of all earworms, “It’s a Small World.” Go ride it and sing along the rest of the day.
1959: John Sidney Linnel, one half of rock duo They Might Be Giants, is born in New York City. Disney credits include the albums Here Comes the ABCs and Here Comes the 123s and the soundtracks Disney's Return To Never Land, Disney's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and Meet The Robinsons (my favorite Disney movie). Hit Peter Pan’s Flight.
1849: Lewis Haslett of Louisville, Kentucky patented the gas mask. The gas mask came in handy during World War I. Walt served as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross during World War I. Let’s enjoy One Man’s Dream at Hollywood Studios where you can see a picture of Walt during his ambulance driving days.
Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.