Today is July 13th… which means that on this date in 1925, Walt Disney married his wife Lily.
Lillian Bounds was born in Spalding, Idaho in 1899, and grew up in Lapwai, on the Nez Perce Indian reservation where her dad worked. In her early 20s, she moved to Los Angeles, California, where she was hired as a secretary in the ink and paint department in 1923. Walt used to drive some of the girls home who worked for him, and Lily took pride in the fact that even though she lived closer, Walt would drop the other girls off first, to spend more time with her. Two years later, at the age of 26, she married Walt in her home state of Idaho. The couple were married for 41 years, until Walt’s death in 1966.
Happy Anniversary, Lily and Walt!