My Disney Character

I just returned from a trip to Disney World with granddaughter Nora and my daughter. The non-profit, Dream Come True, granted Nora the trip. I was so delighted and grateful to be included. The last time I was at Disney World, Epcot had not yet opened. Both Disney and I were quite different back then. This time, Epcot was abloom with its “Flower and Garden Festival.” That discovery, as we arrived there, threw me an emotional gut punch. How Wade would have loved it. For him, every jubilant floral character, elaborate display, and botanical explanation (which most passersby likely dismissed) would have been magnetic. I could imagine pausing alongside each to listen to his reflections from knowl

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