She waited patiently clutching her autograph book and sketching photos of those waiting with her. I’ve never really thought about Minnie Mouse as a role model but with a sweep of her skirt and a gesture of hand she won over one little girl. Her genuine welcome and accommodating nature made me a big believer in the power of Minnie. Ellie peaked around the corner of the kitchen in Minnie’s home and in that minute the dreams of a little girl were realized. Her smile beamed from ear to ear. Earlier in the day she stood stalwart and focused among all the swirling activity around her looking to pinpoint Minnie’s house. I loved being with them. Seeing it through her eyes. What an incredible gift to be included in such a special first. CM has been there 49 times. I once before when the memories were priceless. Now I have another priceless memory. Thank you PC, KC and CM. A treat!