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Mickey’s Last Christmas

Mickey’s Last Christmas
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Who would’ve guessed that last year would be Mickey Mouse’s last Christmas in his own house? In an ironic twist of fate, the Mayor of Toontown lost his home – and entire city – to eminent domain. It’s rumored that the city was caught up in the sub-prime mortgage collapse. Many of the properties were heavily leveraged and could not sustain the economic meltdown. Many residents were out of work. Goofy couldn’t afford fuel for his crop-dusting business, farms dried up and collapse was inevitable.

As a result, homes were bought for pennies on the dollar and sold to a developer that bulldozed every residence and business in the area to make way for a new theme park. I hear it’s even going to have a castle standing on the ashes of what was once the mayor’s home. Some folks accuse Goofy of collusion with the developer in exchange for a sweet deal in the new land, but those rumors are unconfirmed. Today, Mickey roams around Main Street and depends upon the kindness of strangers.

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