Amidst all the memories of hay making and scone making, the early days of television in our houses was also mentioned.
For most of us our childhood was populated by Walt Disney's fantastic creations.
Did you know that this week saw the very first appearance of Mickey Mouse?
On May 15th 1928, his very first appearance on film was in the 6 minute cartoon Plane Crazy. (And there's my link to this week's #1wordbloglinkup - tenuous I know, but it's there!)
On his way back from an unsuccessful meeting in New York early in 1928, according to Hollywood folklore, Walt Disney came up with the idea of a cartoon film featuring Mortimer Mouse. His wife Lilian hated the name and suggested he called him Mickey.
Walt pitched the idea to Louis B Meyer who after seeing a preview of Mickey refused to put Walt on contract fearing that pregnant women would be frightened seeing a rodent running around the screen (guffaws all around). But Walt went ahead.
Later that year in Steamboat Willie, Mickey talked for the first time and went on to get more fan mail than any Holywood star of the time. And in all the early cartoons Walt was the voice of Mickey.