how many other Disney themes sing the prases of beggars, blighters, ne'er do-well cads, rascals, scoundrels, villians, knaves, devils, black sheep and really bad eggs who spend their days in hot pursuit of leasurely activities like pillage and plunder, rifle and loot, kidnap and ravage, extort and pilfer, filch and sack, maraud and embezzle and even highjack, kindle and char and inflame and ignite?
Why the 3:00 Parade was delayed 20 minutes. Yesterday was this Mary Poppins last day, and at Coke corner cast members and the public are telling their favorate story about this Mary. A little girl who was not shy, begins to tell Mary a story. The Hatter stops her and gives her a chair. She and Mary quietly exchange stories for a few minutes, and Mary gives her pointers on manners. She has her practice her curtsy with the Queen of Hearts. It is now time for the Parade, and Mary is not there. Mary takes her by the hand and they walk across the street to the backstage entrance. There, the Hatter has her sit next to him and holds her hand while Mary sits on a bench says goodby to other cast members.
Asked her favorite memories, Mary tells several stories about dancing with the Hatter and Alice each morning at the entrance, being able to hug other peoples children, correcting bad language, etc. Two that made her mist up were: Spending the day with a young girl who was very Ill and facing an operation. She had lost her hair and wanted to meet Rapunzel. When they got to Rapunzel she asked Mary to make sure her mother will promise that after the operation she would never have to cut her hair, just like Rapunzel. And, teaching Cinderella the phrase "I love You" in other languages, and then seeing the delight on childrens faces when Cinderella spoke to them in their language. People were crying and the parade had to wait.