Most Loved Cast Member retiring from Trails End

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  1. Cousin Ed C

    Cousin Ed C Mouseketeer

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    On November 15, Miss Josie (Josephine Hillard) will retire. She is the J in P&J's Southern Take Out. Josie is the longest serving Fort Wilderness cast member. Ken has more Disney time but not Fort time. Josie has carried more babies around the Trails End than a "Baby Nurse"

    If you're at the Fort, stop in and congratulate her!!! Tell her Happy Trails
     
  2. Lehuaann

    Lehuaann aloha nui loa

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    Aww, crud, we arrive on the 30th.

    She has been talking about retiring for a while. I am going to miss her.
     
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  4. bama_ed

    bama_ed It's kind of fun to do the impossible-Walt Disney

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    Cousin Ed C,

    Would you happen to know the number of years for Josephine at the Fort? I'm just curious how high it has to be to earn that title.

    She's one of the legends that will be missed.

    Thanks for letting us know.

    Bama Ed
     
  5. Cousin Ed C

    Cousin Ed C Mouseketeer

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    I think it is 38, maybe 39. A lot of laughs and smiles!
     
  6. Teamubr

    Teamubr Formerly racing around the country.

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    I may not have been paying attention, but if this was out there, I missed it.

    Saw this on a Fb Fort group. I'm glad I had a chance to talk to her (more like listen to her) in September.

    Josephine.PNG

    j
     
  7. Teamubr

    Teamubr Formerly racing around the country.

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  8. 2goofycampers

    2goofycampers Sounds like something a camping trip could cure! Moderator

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    Missed what??? :)
     
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  9. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Do all the good you can, to all you can.

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    1) I got an invite and went to the retirement party.
    2) She is a sweetie, and will be sorely missed.
     
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  10. bama_ed

    bama_ed It's kind of fun to do the impossible-Walt Disney

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    I finally found my most recent picture of Miss Josephine.

    It was a cold morning in March 218. She was pleasant (and talkative) as always.

    We wish here well (and will miss her).

    [​IMG]

    Bama Ed
     
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  11. SamRoc

    SamRoc DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for posting her picture! Have been going to the fort for 28 years now (the first time for my daughters 1st birthday) We would love to listen to her stories through the years. I am so glad we got to see her before she retired. My daughter is 29 now and loved seeing her again and chatting with us outside and at our table. She will be missed!
     

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