Today has been an important date all around – especially here at the Hotel Thompson! You do realize what a huge fanatic my mom is about the mouse that wears the white gloves? I mean, it’s bad enough that there are Mickey Mouse shapes across the facial boards of the Hotel Thompson… let alone the mouse is somehow someway in every room… and mom even has a tattoo of the fellow – shocker huh? I think you can say that she’s serious about Mickey.
Can you believe that November 18, 1928, Mickey Mouse made his debut into entertainment. He wasn’t originally known as Mickey Mouse. Did you know that? His first mark into history came in Steamboat Willie as Mortimer Mouse. They changed his name shortly thereafter – good thing too, huh?
In 1929, they came out with a short called The Opry House. This is when the mouse got his famous white gloves for his outfit.
And, did you know that Walt Disney himself did the voice of Mickey Mouse up until 1946?
And, the most important thing I found that I *know* mom is going to have a fit about.. there’s actually a Mickey Mouse cocktail. It’s made with tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and a lime wedge. I guess it could be a grown up version by adding Vodka.
So, let’s all wish mom’s little idol a Happy Birthday!!
11/18/2013 at 3:15 pm
Happy Birfday to Mickey Mouse!!! he iz such a cutie n we still watch him on TV!!! Long live DA MOUSE!!! 😉
Lub Nylablue n Sherriellen xoxo
11/18/2013 at 3:20 pm
That is definitely mom’s sentiments exactly! She loves that little mouse. XOXO – Bacon
11/18/2013 at 4:15 pm
Way to go Mickey mouse! he certainly is as relevant today as back then Bacon…love Mickey Mouse and Minnie of course 😉 happy birthday !! hugs Fozziemum xx
The Dancing Rider
11/18/2013 at 5:36 pm
Happy HAPPY, Mickey!
11/18/2013 at 5:54 pm
I know we are celebrating here tonight! XOXO – Bacon
11/18/2013 at 9:55 pm
Naturally I have attended to my son’s education very carefully Just recently he won a quiz at his school because he knew all the names of Donald Duck’s nephews. If the teacher had asked, Shane could have told them which nephew wore which color cap!
Love steamboat Willie and of course Shane can whistle the steam boat whistle song!!!!!
I DIDN’T know that about the gloves though! 🙂
11/18/2013 at 9:58 pm
That is totally awesome! I’m a fan of all who loves Disney! XOXOX – Bacon
Three Well Beings
11/18/2013 at 10:17 pm
Here in Southern California there are several celebrations planned to commemorate Mickey’s birthday. When is mommy going to bring you to Disneyland, Bacon? I think you deserve a little trip!
11/18/2013 at 10:29 pm
She would love to go and so would I! She loved that mouse *almost* as much as she loves me – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
11/18/2013 at 11:10 pm
Happy mouse day!
11/19/2013 at 6:38 am
I’m sure he had a great day. I know we celebrated here with dessert and had fun! XOXO – Bacon
11/19/2013 at 7:02 am
Have your parents ever been to Disneyworld during Christmas time? If your mom is a mouse fan she would love it.
11/19/2013 at 7:18 am
That sounds awesome! That might be a field trip for next year for those two perhaps with Bashful. Sounds like a lot of fun. I know mom would have a great time. Heck, she may try to kidnap that mouse – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
11/19/2013 at 5:55 am
Great! Than Mickey has his birthday the same day like my grampy (but he isn’t famous just notorious). I remember Steamboat Willie, the way he teetered with his knees and the way he used the steam whistle was gorgeous! Happy Birthday Mickey (and grampy) :o)
11/19/2013 at 6:44 am
Happy Birthday Grampy!! Please be sure to give him some snout kisses for me my friend. There are also some strange connections that mom has with that mouse. Moms dad was born in 1928 – same year as Mickey – almost same birthdate, off only by a week. And moms grandfathers name was Mortimer. Weird huh? XOXO – Bacon
11/19/2013 at 9:37 am
From one cartoon rodent to another, happy (belated) birthday!
11/19/2013 at 9:40 am
Snorts – that is so true my friend. I didn’t think about that – you are so right. See, it all starts with a dream 🙂 XOXO – Bacon