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Tiger and Bears in the Mouse's House

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Tiger and Bears in the Mouse's House

The day was unbelievably hot to a northerner, just about normal for a Floridian. Disney World opened at nine and after a steamy night cruising Kissimmee’s strip for burgers, we were ready for the crush (and I don’t mean orange soda.) The Ex, the kid and I, clad in shorts and tank-tops, were ready to enter the park with the rest of the scrubbed and buffed hoard. 

shoulder to shoulder
the crowd surges forward—
babies scream

At seven, our son, Jamie was mad about Pooh (of course at this point, he was so stoked he was just plain mad as the Hatter in Alice!) We got through the gates in record time and rushed to the line for honey pot carts to Pooh-land.  The line wasn’t long, most of the crowd was rushing Space Mountain, but my son was thrilled to be greeted at the entrance by non-other than Mickey Mouse!  Mickey grabbed the wiggling tike by his red suspenders (Yes, I had him wearing suspenders!) and boosted him into the cart and off we went. Mom, Dad and boyo in search of the infamous  Bear, Tigger the Tiger and Christopher Robin.


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  1. Date: 2/10/2013 10:23:00 AM

    See you have bagged a win in Leonoras contest then Debbie; congratumulations thats... Congratulations+multiplications X good-relations L O L)) p/s not forgetting elations.."

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 7:59:00 AM

    Congrats on your win. Harkens back to my son's childhood when we went to Disney World. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 4:21:00 AM

    congrats on your win

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 8:40:00 PM

    Debbie, stopping by to say hi, and check out all of Leonora's fun and fabulous contest Pooh and Disney tooooo winners*LOL :-) love your poem ... Good-night ~ LINDA "

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 6:32:00 PM

    Congrats Debbie on your win sending my love xxx

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 12:03:00 PM

    many congrats Debbie on your win in the contest with this lovely remembrance

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 9:30:00 AM

    Congratulations my dear friend Deb on your win and great entry in my “Disney Kids/Winnie and Mickey” poem writing contest. I extremely enjoyed reading your awesome poem/story. Thank you so much! Love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 10:14:00 PM

    great entry for the contest Debbie, Tigger is cool but Eyor is stll my favourite, my new great-grandson has an Eyor and Pooh room

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/22/2013 6:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Francine for the missing G in Tigger ;)
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 11:58:00 AM

    Thanks for your sweet story/poem, Debbie. - Good luck in the contest! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 10:17:00 AM

    I think that I remember writing a haibun..I need to check that form out again..Good luck in the contest..Disney is fun..I would enjoy going again if I were able that is physically able to do the park..Reads like a winner to me..Sara

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 4:33:00 PM

    awesome Debbie,,, the way you did this,,, have a great day ;}

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 10:46:00 PM

    what an awesome way to combine the two ideas of mickey mouse and winnie the pooh together, and using your halibun form! It's a unique way to do that contest too!

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 4:37:00 AM

    wonderful story, so uplifting to read this...thanks Deb...

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 8:59:00 PM

    Well Debbie I see you have a poem for the contest of Leonora.." a pleasure to read today And thank you for your recent comments on Cabochon.." I am attempting to portray the Rubaiyat form as a flowet the "boss" being the bud of the flower; the lines i suppose the petals as it were the aroma the effect of the poems.." all of them not just mine.!