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Grandma and???

Grandma and???

Miss Toronto 1923...yeah, yeah, yeah. BUT WHo is she hanging onto? I'm told she was really tight with the Disney family and made a movie with Rudolph Valentino (ok it was a long commercial, but I digress) Did anyone in the Disney family look like anyone in this picture? She wouldn't flirt with just ANYBODY you know! That woman had an EGO until she was 90! I had to call her 'Aunt Marjory'...she was 70...I was 11.


Walt Disney was only 22 in 1923, and had yet to become much of anybody.

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