Thursday, February 28, 2008

Please won't you be.... my neighbor :)

It's such a good feeling to know you're alive, it's such a happy feeling you're growing inside and when you wake up ready to say.... I think I'll make a snappy new day.

I think I might have mentioned in my 7 weird things that I have a talent for remembering lyrics. That all being said, in Fred Roger's memory on March 20th (his birthday) Mr McFeely (I have a feeling exec producers would rethink this character's name in today's world) would like you to wear a sweater (I will take it a bit farther by insisting a cardigan) to remember and honor Fred! I'm in!!!

I LOVED that show when I was little. I am the first to admit it wasn't all that exciting but something about it sucked me in. I think picture picture might have been flashing some subliminal messages to me that kept me glued. I was envious of his organizational skills even as a 6 year old, that tidy closet with all those sweaters and shoes and the discipline he showed each and every time changing into clean sneakers before arriving into his house. I longed for a working stoplight of my own for my room. When Trolley arrived for the Land of Make Believe, I would nearly lose my mind with excitement! I also wanted to derail Trolley when he would come ringing back to announce the end of the Land of Make Believe. Meow Meow kitty was so cute and Lady Elaine Fairchild was positively frightening and often misunderstood. He even remembered to feed his fish everyday.... So best believe, I will be wearing a sweater for Mr. Rogers on March 20th!

I bet Liam will too, he is the only one out of my 4 who actually liked the show (I suspect picture picture again) but there was this great period of time when he would get home from prek 4 and it would be starting just as we walked into the door. We watched it together every weekday and had lunch for that whole school year -so awesome!


Misplaced Country Girl said...

Lady Elaine Fairchild scared me to death. I loved the kitty too. Wasn't there an owl also? I'm going to put it on my calendar to wear a cardigan. Mr. Rogers was a huge part of my childhood. Wearing a sweater for him seems like the least I can do.

Brie said...

of course! How could I forget x the owl... the only character Fred wasn't fooling me with when he did the voice. It was just like Fred talking r e a l s l o w :)

Creative Cupcake said...

As I got older, I developed a real appreciation for the humor behind Mr. McFeely and his "speedy deliveries"!

The Mrs. said...

I looooved that show. He went to my college!!!!

magnoliabelle said...

Aww...what a great post! I LOVE MR. ROGERS!! I think you also revealed my perpetual need to be comes from that all makes sense now:)