Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Moving Pictures

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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.


gLoR!e said...

when i get up this morning i heard in the news that it's Mickey's Birthday!:) it's 81 i guess? oh my math..heheh

thanks for sharing this i love mickey!:)

Jodi said...

Happy Birthday Mickey.

Margie & Edna you are so awesome you have an award waiting for you on my blog.


angelinabeadalina said...

Happy Birthday to the bestest Mouse of all time! Margie and Edna, my imaginary dears, you have seen so much change in your entire lifetime! It amazes me when I think about the incredible changes you've seen-- from black and white movies at the theater, to dvd's and all sorts of entertainment today.

Mike Golch said...

enjoyed the trip down memory lane betty boob.oh my.

Karen Zemek, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

I always liked Mighty Mouse too, but also the Flintstones and Jetsons were my favorites! Tom Terrific, not so much, but I loved his wonder dog--Mighty Manfred!

Shinade said...

Oh my I remember watching Mickey Mouse in black and white only. We didn't have a color t.v.

Sheeshhhh, don't I feel ancient some times!!:-)

Maureen said...

Happy 80th Birthday Mickey!!!

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