Monday, April 20, 2009

Heads Or Tails #87 - Once Upon A Time


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Once upon a time
there was a young boy. One year he was given a gun. I don't recall if it was a shotgun or a BB gun. I don't think it matters to the story..

The boy took the gun outside, and as young boys will sometimes do, he aimed at a bird and fired. The bird fell to its death.

The boy was mortified at what he had done and then and there pledged his life to helping animals. To showcase them in the best possible light so others would come to know and love them, too.

He took up art and was soon drawing all kinds of animals. Serious ones, silly ones. This passion for animals and art led him to bigger and better things.

You see.. this boy was Walt Disney. And I think he did very well. Don't you?

(This was one of those Paul Harvey "Rest of the Story" things that I heard ages ago.)

I don't know this girl, but I liked her innocent and pure voice.

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18 comments:

Karen said...

I had forgotten about that story of Disney. Funny, my husband was waiting for a pesky bird to smack into my windows again so he could try to shoot it. It has been driving us crazy! I doubt it will be shot.

Alison said...

Wow - I didn't know that about Walt Disney! Great story though, thanks for telling it :-)

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

I did not know that. Thanks for sharing!

Hootin' Anni said...

At first I was thinking this would be the J J Audubon. Well, close enough.

Yes, I think Disney is part of what shaped America [literally even]

lupusurvivor said...

such a great story of walt disney. i have always been his fan.

anthonynorth said...

Disney was a great talent. I'd never heard that story. Thanks for that.
And don't forget his many pointy hatted creations, too :-)

Tookie Tail said...

Well I learned something new here today. I had never heard this story either. Thanks, Barb!
Have a Great Tuesday!

Sue said...

Who can resist Disney! :) Great HOT entry, and I love the new top graphic for your blog. I have missed stopping by your place on the web :)

Simone said...

Great story to share - I must remember it.

Don't you just love that song

Dawn said...

I learned something new. Thanks!

Misty Dawn said...

How cool! I never knew that! Did the piggy come back and tell you that information. Did she ever tell ya the one about the windmill? How bout the half horse/half man/half pig... wait - that's three halves - Crap!

Psssst did you know that it's easier for other people to read your comments if you remember to hit the little orange button that says "publish"??? *hiding*

Grace said...

Wow... I get entertained AND an education. Thanks!. BTW, I am a bit beHIND today with my HOTS... it's up now...

Tumblewords: said...

And Disney provided fairy tales and once upon a times for many. Neat post, Barb!

Autumn said...

For a second there, I thought it was about Opie on the Andy Griffith show...

Smalltown RN said...

I never knew that story....it's interesting how something tragic for a person can turn out to be something wonderful.....

I do love that song as well....I you ever seen Britians got talent...it's that show that is raving about that Boyle lady...anyhow...can't remember if it was last year or two years ago and they had a 6 year old singing that song....now that brought tears to my eyes....

Sorry I am late with my post...going back to my place now to make the post....cheers!

Robyn Jones said...

I had never heard that before, but that is a pretty cool story...

forgetfulone said...

What a great story! I didn't know that, either.

Vic Grace said...

That was interesting I did not know that.