Saturday, January 3, 2009





Meet Mickey Mouse!! Looks a bit like Steamboat Willie Mickey doesn't it. This guy is on a building downtown and has been there unknown amount of time. My DH is an ex-cop. When he first got on the force (back in the early 70's, like 71 I think) they sent him downtown and told him he couldn't come back to the station until he found Mickey Mouse. DH said he used to know how long he was there and maybe who painted him but doesn't remember. I think I will write the radio station and see if they can get some answers cuz now I am curious. When my oldest son was turning 16 we had a party (of course) and we put together a scavenger hunt (in cars) that eventually led him to my mom's house where we had a car for him for his present. We put Mickey Mouse on the hunt. It was great fun.
Mickey is at the top of a building in downtown Mansfield and you can only see him going east on Third St. I think he is pretty cool and unique and I hope they never paint over him.

11 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

What great pictures! Love that old Mickey painting on the building.

Barbara said...

That is a great story about Micky. At first when I looked at your first picture I thought that is an interesting building and then I came down and saw Micky.. Too funny. Looks like a beautiful blue sky day.

Nicole said...

Hi, what a great story and great photos too. I've joined in on the photo a day challenge. I look forward to seeing more of your photos. Blessings, Nicole

Kerry said...

At first I thought the building was named Micky for some reason, LOL!! finally I found the painting at the top,well it is early morning and i have only had one cup of coffee. I hope they leave him there too!!

HElen said...

Great story and lovely pictures!

MaryO said...

I almost missed him while admiring the architecture. Great story and fun pictures!

Serena said...

What an interesting story....I nearly missed him too whilst admiring the structure. Great pic!

JudiA said...

Oh, I'm so glad they didn't paint over him. I hope you'll post what you find out about his origins.

BumbleVee said...

weird hey? wonder who hung up there to paint him ....

Mike Fleming said...

OK now you have piqued eveeryone's interest and I for one would like to know the story behind Micky.

Bear said...

Unreal!!- what a brilliant picture and placement of Mickey- brilliant!
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxox