Today I'm excited to join Heidi, at Fairy Footprints In The Sand, for this first week of Magical Disney Sunday! When Heidi invited others to participate, right away, I knew I wanted to be a part of this! I love all the Disney movies and fairy tales! What little girl at heart doesn't?! There are so many wonderful Disney movies, stories, and characters, that it is impossible to pick only one favorite!
It was a coincidence, in fact, that right around the time Heidi proposed the idea of this weekly event, that I had just found this picture in a box at the tail end of a church sale. I loved it as soon as I saw it, snapped it out of that box, and claimed it as my own! The lucky thing was that the vendor then told me I could HAVE it!.. No charge!
I love Jiminy Cricket, and the lyrics to "When You Wish Upon A Star" are dear to my heart. Life may not always play out exactly the way you planned, but this beautiful song reminds you that "if your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme". It's a song of hope, even assurance, and it is all the more reason this picture means so much to me!
In the story, Jiminy is appointed as Pinocchio's Official Conscience. It was his job to help and look out for Pinocchio, to teach and guide him to do what was right. It wasn't necessarily an easy job, but whenever Pinocchio needed him, all he had to do was "give a little whistle"... once he learned how to whistle, of course! Can you imagine? It makes me want to wish upon a star for Jiminy Cricket to be MY official conscience!.. "But Jiminy, I really, really, really LOVE that beautiful pair of earrings that are on QVC right now!.. Well, no, I don't NEED them, but.. but.. Oh alright.. FINE! Let's just watch THIS instead!"
Another great song!.. Well, back to my picture.. When I first got it, it was just a piece of paper in an old frame I didn't really like. I set it on some pink tissue paper, glittered it up just a bit, added a couple of sparkly stars, then set it in a nicer looking frame. It now hangs among a growing collection of pictures, near to my stereo and entertainment center. I find myself now calling it my Wall of Fame!
As I got thinking more about the story of Pinocchio, the movie, and the songs, I went to look for the book. Much to my own surprise, it turned out I had THREE Little Golden Books!
I then wondered more about the history and making of the movie, and here is what I found.
Isn't that fascinating? I always LOVE to hear the history, and all the behind-the-scenes makings of a movie!.. Oh, hold on.. My phone's ringing!.. It turns out Dear Daughter wants to go apple picking today! The weather is perfect too!
Well, I couldn't see any reason why Jiminy couldn't come along for the fun, and I'm so glad he did! Just look at one of the beautiful apples he picked today!
Here's a picture of me, up in a tree! I am not terribly fond of heights, but I just HAD to reach for those nicer apples, towards the top!
O.K.. Umm.. Might there be a nice strong handsome fireman around somewhere, to help me get OUT of this tree now?!.. Anyone?.. No?.. (sigh).. Oh, fine. Never mind. I'll just try to get down by myself!
Gosh, I've eaten two apples already! I just hope the witch from Snow White hasn't been hangin' around this orchard! Now that our bushels are picked, and paid for, I guess it's time to head home. It looks like I've got some baking to do! I hope you had fun joining me today! Thank you so much for stopping by! Please be sure to pay Heidi a visit! I'm sure she's looking forward to seeing you!