Early in 1983, a magazine called “Ford Times” contacted me. It was a small magazine published by the Ford Motor Company. Apparently it sold on newsstands for a dollar, that is if it even appeared on newsstands; maybe it did, but mostly in the Motor City. On the other hand, I was led to believe that it was sent to Ford owners everywhere, for free. That is quite a unique circulation, and I saw this as an opportunity to advertise for more Mickeys. Therefore, after an argument about how prices would be mentioned, they promised a $10 limit, and I agreed.
It turned out to be a rather good article, and, more or less, said everything, my usual routine. The photographer was charming, and later sent me 16 delicious colored photos that he said that I could use, however I pleased. The most amusing photo turned out to be one in which the shadow of a Mickey carousel figure appeared to form a pair of mouse ears on the wall behind me. Was this a happy accident, or the fulfilling of a prophesy?