Monday, April 2, 2018

Mr. Rogers Would Love This!

On March 23rd, Mr. Rogers got his own "Forever" stamp.

What a perfect tribute to a man who provided such a calm, safe "neighborhood" for young children to visit for a half hour every day on PBS. His show ran from 1968 to 2001.

When my two children were little in the late 70's and early 80's, they loved watching Mr. Rogers. Every show started exactly the same way:  Fred Rogers would come in, change his shoes, put on his sweater and sing that "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood". The trolley would CLANG and the kids were swept away to the "Land of Make Believe" to follow the adventures of familiar characters like King Friday and Daniel Tiger.

Each story would have a lesson which Mr. Rogers would impart in the slow, gentle, reassuring voice that was his hallmark.

One of my adult children has disabilities and still enjoys the quiet, daily predictability of a visit to Mr. Rogers' neighborhood. 

For all the joy he brought to our kids, I'm thrilled that Mr. Rogers has been honored with a stamp. I'll happily buy enough to last me for awhile. . . And then maybe I'll pretend that Mr. McFeely will come to my neighborhood to pick them up for "Speedy Delivery"!

Thank you, Mr. Rogers.
'Nuff said.

This post is linked to:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On the Porch
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