Emsworth Thu Feb 27 15:47:29 2003|
My sister adored Mr. Rogers. When she had to leave the room, she'd say "Tell Mr. Rogers I'll be right back." Speedy Delivery, the trolley, Mr. Rogers feeding the fish, those little operettas, the trips to the crayon factory, to see musical instruments made, to Mr. Rogers' own studio, Dainel Striped Tiger who was shy and sensitive and perhaps the closest to a real child that any children's puppet show has ever come, Meow Meow Meow Henrietta Pussycat, the lovably authoritarian King Friday, delightfully scheming and refreshingly ugly Lady Elaine Fairchild, Picture Picture, and so forth. So many memories.
"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 us happy today, 'Cause it's a good feeling, A very good feeling, The feeling you know that I'll be back when the day is through And I'll have more ideas for you And you'll have things you'll want to talk about I will too."
God bless the man.