Today I retired from Disney. Hence the reason for the pen name Tory Richards. I was very careful that there was never any connection made between me and where I worked. For obvious reasons. I left behind 315 cast members, some I'd worked with for ten years. A few, even longer. I left behind my book ends, well, one of them anyway. I sat between Melanie and Rita for years. Two people I care deeply for. We were a team. The go to ladies. The team who got things done.
Rita and I will still be working together. I'm very happy about that.
It was hard to say goodbye. I thought I could hold it together but that didn't last long. The day drained me emotionally and I was kind of glad when it was time to leave.