Ms. Hildegard Olivia Harding, Citizen of Main Street


Adding another resident of Main Street USA to our list of meeting with this photo of Nat and two ladies.  I'll post and talk about the woman on the right in a different post, but let's talk about the woman on the left:  Ms. Hildegard Olivia Harding.

From the Disney Parks Blog:
Miss Hildegard Olivia Harding is a socialite and suffragette, President of the Main Street Social Society, Women’s Auxiliary and Decorating Committee, and works diligently with the women, educating them on Women’s Rights (as her friend Taby says “Those who don’t believe in Women’s Rights should watch out for Women’s Lefts.”).
Hildegard’s finger is in every pie, especially chocolate. “One can never have enough chocolate!” Miss Harding owns the Emporium and has an apartment upstairs where she throws lavish functions, often serving her specialty- calamari scones.
Look at that "Women Unite" sash she's wearing!  Couldn't be a more perfect meeting for Natalie and these ladies right at the turn of 2017.   Ms. Mildegard Olivia Harding owns the Emporium?  That's kinda awesome and a really neat piece of the backstory puzzle.  She lives upstairs.  But....having a female entrepreneur is a great storyline.

Nat posted this on her Instagram (or as Coach Belichick calls it 'Snapface') along with the line from the 'Sister Suffragette' song in Mary Poppins.
Cast off the shackles of yesterday
Shoulder to shoulder into the fray
Our daughters' daughters will adore us
And they'll sing in grateful chorus
Well done, Sister Suffragette
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