July 13, 2012

Walt Disney and Lillian Bounds are Married

This Day in Disney History - Walt Disney and Lillian Bounds are Married [Jul 13, 1925]

Lillian Bounds was a secretary working for Walt Disney shortly after the start of the Disney company, when he became enthralled with her, and although he vowed he would not marry before he was at least 25 years old with $10,000 saved, he couldn’t resist. On this day in 1925, the two married at Lillian’s brother’s home in Lewiston, Idaho. Thirty years later, in 1955, just four days before the opening of Walt’s new theme park, the couple invited 300 guests to celebrate their anniversary with them — according to their invitation, “by cruising down the Mississippi on the Mark Twain’s maiden voyage followed by dinner at Slue Foot Sue’s Golden Horseshoe!” The invitation continued, “Hope you can make it — we especially want you and, by the way, no gifts, please — we have everything, including a grandson!”

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