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Margie: Edna, remember what fun we had when Daddy would take us to the moving pictures?
Mama wasn't so sure young ladies belonged there but Daddy overruled that notion.
Edna: Well, I've always thought that those Saturday afternoons at the picture show was what started my life-long love of movies, and television later. There's nothing like a good story to take you away, and that is the truth.
My lands, the things they'd show in those days! Newsreels, cartoons, such like you'd never seen before. What a wonder it all was.
Margie: It sure was a wonder. Daddy would explain why the newsreels were important and I still love watching the news.
The cartoons were the best. They don't make them like that anymore. Which was your favorite, Edna?
Edna: Well, I always did think that Betty Boop had style, she sure was fun to watch and she always made me giggle. What about you Margie, which one was your favorite?
Margie: I always loved Mickey Mouse. I met him once when I went to Disney World. Very sweet mouse.
Edna, I bet you don't know what happened on this date in 1928?
Edna: Well, since we're talking about the moving pictures, I bet it has something to do with them. Am I right? And what do I get if I am?
Margie: You're right, Edna. You win a prize! You get to do dishes and laundry for a week. Aren't you happy?
Mickey Mouse debuted in Steamboat Willie at the Colony Theater in New York on Nov. 18, 1928.
You can watch it here, Edna.
Edna: Okay, I'll go watch it, but I'm not doing the dishes or the laundry.
Margie: Tell me something I don't know, lazy tushie.