On this date in 1924, Dennis Weaver was born in Joplin, Missouri. Dennis will always be Marshal McCloud. I know he was on Gunsmoke before McCloud but Marshall McCloud was part of a rotational series that featured McCloud, McMillan & Wife, and Columbo. I loved all three shows and Dennis Weaver was great as a folksy marshal in the big city solving big city crime. Dennis was also the voice of Abner in Disney’s Home on the Range. Let’s go to The Magic Kingdom and ride Goofy’s Barnstormer, my son’s favorite ride when he was 4.
1956, Keith David was born in New York City. In addition to having two first names, David has provided voice work for House of Mouse, The Legend of Tarzan, Gargoyles and, most importantly in my household, the voice of Apollo in Hercules and Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog. While we’re at The Magic Kingdom, meet up with Tiana from The Princess and the Frog, she’s very nice and very pretty.
My wife loves Winnie the Pooh. In 1999, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh replaces Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. A lot of people were upset about Mr. Toad being evicted but we did not get to visit Walt Disney World until 2001 so we had no history with Mr. Toad. If you love Mr. Toad, he is memorialized in a picture in the Pooh ride and also at The Haunted Mansion. Things change. I hate change. It’s not changing back. Go ride the Pooh ride and have a good time.
Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.