Marcy Carriker Smothers



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“His (Walt Disney's) favorite song, 'Feed the Birds' from Mary Poppins. The lyrics give insight into Walt's benevolence--his belief that small kindnesses go a long way. Disney Legend and lyricist Robert Sherman once explained the sentiment: ' Doing just a little extra and going just a little bit out of your way to make someone feel special. Sometimes it makes all the difference in the world to a person.'

Come feed the little birds, show them you care
And you'll be glad if you do
Their young ones are hungry, their nest are so
bare
All it takes is tuppence from you....

When the song was finished, Walt would say under his breath, as an aside to himself, 'Yup, That's what it's all about.'
Robert overheard that whisper and concluded, 'I do think this song summed him up. He was a simple man---a simple, wonderful man who understood that the greatest gift life bestows upon a person is the chance to share with others.”
Marcy Carriker Smothers, Eat Like Walt: Disney's Love of Food and Flavors

“Enthusiasm and optimism together. He was enthusiastic about everything. He never thought anything would turn out badly.
----Lillian Disney (on Walt)”
Marcy Carriker Smothers, Eat Like Walt: Disney's Love of Food and Flavors

“Then it would come time for Walt to tell his favorite joke: 'What's a four letter word for what's at the bottom of (his) bird cage?' Everyone would look at each other, wondering if Walt Disney was going to say 'that.' And just when the tension was getting thick, Walt the on-color jokester would say, 'Grit, Grit!”
Marcy Carriker Smothers, Eat Like Walt: Disney's Love of Food and Flavors



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