Most Loved Cast Member retiring from Trails End

Cousin Ed C

Mouseketeer
Joined
Dec 29, 2003
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
 

Lehuaann

aloha nui loa
Joined
Mar 13, 2008
Aww, crud, we arrive on the 30th.

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

bama_ed

It's kind of fun to do the impossible-Walt Disney
Joined
Sep 23, 2004
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
 
  • Teamubr

    Formerly racing around the country.
    Joined
    Nov 7, 2010
    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
     
  • bama_ed

    It's kind of fun to do the impossible-Walt Disney
    Joined
    Sep 23, 2004
    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).



    Bama Ed
     

    SamRoc

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 27, 2003
    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).





    Bama Ed
    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!
     

    dizneefan13

    Earning My Fins
    Joined
    Jul 25, 2013
    Yay! We will be staying at the Fort the first week in November. So glad we get to visit with Josie one more time! She is such a sweet and fun person!
     
  • Teamubr

    Formerly racing around the country.
    Joined
    Nov 7, 2010
    Here is a pic from September. This is right before it was announced she was retiring. If I had known, I would have taken a lot more. We were waiting for TE to open and she was out talking for a good 20 minutes. Lots of stories about how kids used to be at the Fort and TE.



    j
     

    happycamper47

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Nov 10, 2012
    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
    Missed this earlier. Her first day was July 1979, so as Cousin Ed said 39+
     
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    AprilLizbeth

    Big-time dork!
    Joined
    Mar 10, 2005
    Awe she will be missed! Always came around and talked to my boys and I even remember her from camping there as a child!
     

    Kidatheart2010

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jan 16, 2010
    We sat on the porch and chatted with her for about 30 minutes. She was retiring in a few weeks when this picture was taken...
    She was a HOOT.. will miss her.
    Miss Josie.jpg

    Will be back to the Fort on March 15............ Can't Wait.
     

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