Is icon the right word for what Mickey Mouse is to Paul Carlson? Maybe trademark is a better descriptor. Whatever is the right word, all these years later we can’t think of one without the other.


For years we gave him Mickey Mouse stuff, and he was never seen without his Mickey Mouse watch.


We finally had to dedicate a room to display all the Mickey stuff.



We still have these.

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I wish I knew who baked and decorated this cake for Paul’s memorial reception.

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Dionna dressed appropriately for the day.


Ben wore Mickey cufflinks when Quinn got married. Their dad was represented.


And Taylor gave all his groomsmen Mickey watches.

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Beth gave T this Mickey cake.


Bailey knows how to make his mama happy honoring Grandpa Paul’s memory.


Declan . . .

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And again Bailey. Life just keeps moving forward as it should, but Mickey helps us keep Paul’s memory alive.


Ben saw this post and sent me this picture with the note: “This guy sits on my desk at work.”


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2 Responses to mickey

  1. Ridgely says:

    Oh my gosh, this post could be about Jill–she and Paul shared a passion. Bet they are sharing stories in eternity!

  2. Pingback: declan is one | a little bit of this and a little bit of that

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