|"Everything in red is mandatory"||"As long as this is flashing,
I'm the boss!"
|"There will be a test!"|
|"Now take all the papers out of the left pocket of your packets"
"Put those papers back into the right pocket -- we're not there yet!"
|"You weren't paying attention"
"Now let me see... it's going to be at Goofy's Kitchen, now what character might that be?"
|"There are RULES you know!"||"I hope everyone has
read their book!"
|"Ruthie, don't lose your pass."|
As the planner/coordinator/boss/goddess, Shirley's unofficial title among the ranks kept changing throughout the trip:
The Mouse Representative
The Mouse Captain
The Mouse Master
The Mouse Queen
The Mouse Tsar
Basically, the rest of us just did what we were told, and no one got hurt!
Another requirement was mandatory participation in Shirley's haiku contest.
Disneyland -- get up early!
Why can't we sleep in?
|Birthdays, years, aches, pains
Bodies must show their aging
But not our spirits
|(This one is titled "Autopia")
My sweet Lord, oh my
Oh, hurry Shirley, hurry
fix the seatbelt now
|Hippos we arrived
Rode them all and left reborn
As Tigers we leave
|You are old, so old
Not a baby anymore
But still a whiner
|Happy merry fun
Twisting, turning, screaming rides
Stomach rolling 'round
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