Shirley Bowers never intended to collect Mickey Mouse and Minnie and related Disney memorabilia.


Shirley Bowers never intended to collect Mickey Mouse and Minnie and related Disney memorabilia. But then her 3-year-old granddaughter brought back a tiny ceramic Mickey Mouse from Disney World as a gift for Bowers 25 years ago. Today, a collection of 72 such gifts and garage-sale finds line a back bedroom of Bowers’ home in Marion.

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