Is anyone ever too old for Disney?

Greetings from the Ridge.

Her jaw dropped to the church pew. I’d known this gal since she was in elementary school and now she was the mother of four. I mean, the lady had time to get to know me but on this winter Sunday, as we sat waiting for the church service to begin, she turned and looked at me with mouth agape. All in the world I had said was, “I’ve never been to Disney World.”

God has divided the world into three classes of people: those very few like me who’ve never traipsed down to Orlando to experience Uncle Walt’s wonderful world of fantasy, those who have visited the place, then there are the full-fledged, blow-dried-in-the-wool, totally addicted Disney nuts. My friend Rebecca was in the nut category and the fact that I had never visited her version of heaven on earth simply floored her. She looked at me sadly and said, “Freida, I thought I knew you.”

The prelude to the church service had just begun and I sputtered mightily, trying to quickly explain that just because I’d not been to Disney World that didn’t mean that I disliked the place. It was no use. &nbsp;&nbsp;<ahref=""><spanstyl... 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.</span></a></p>


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