Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I Have a Deep, Dark Secret that I Must Confess...

I am the BIGGEST (and possibly the oldest) Mr. Roger's Fan...ever! I would love to grow up to be just like him...

Mr. Rogers taught me that I am special. He taught me that no one else can do the jobs God has given me because there is on one else like me. He taught me to respect others' feelings, even children's...especially children's. His effects are seen throughout my home...

...on my piano...

...on my bookshelf...

...in my carefully saved inspiring magazine articles...

... in my tower of homemade video tapes of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood...

...in the soft background music drifting through our rooms...

...and in the songs of my dreams.

It is my opinion that road rage would disappear if every car cd was playing the tunes that Mr. Rogers faithfully sung to his daily audience...Won't You Be My Neighbor...Then Your Heart is Full of Love...There Are Many Ways to Say I Love You... I believe life's stresses could be lessened by a daily dose of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.

My homeschooled children grew up knowing what Mama meant when she said, "It's time for a Mr. Rogers break." Nope, it didn't mean time for TV. It meant they needed to find something quiet to do because Mama was going to pop a Mr. Rogers tape in the VCR and relax...and probably nap...for 30 minutes. And you want to know what? I was a much calmer and relaxed mama after that 30 minutes. Want to try it for yourself? Here's a link where you can watch some episodes. Don't forget to come back and let me know how you feel after watching an episode.

And remember...

There's only one person in this whole world like you and people can like you exactly as you are. ~ Fred Rogers

Note: Magazine articles are saved from Guideposts June 2003 and August 2007

And a disclaimer about my homemade tapes:
In 1983 Mr. Rogers' testimony before the Supreme Court helped sway its decision to allow individuals to record TV programs on home VCRs.

Thank you Mr. Rogers!!!


  1. That blessed man was such a calming factor ... I loved him.

    Have a beau-TEA-ful week.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  2. I always liked Mr. Rogers!

  3. I loved Mr. Rogers, too. Still do. I learned so much from him but NOT until I was an adult and sat and watched his shows (and reruns) with my children.

    He is so missed.

    Heaven must be thrilled to have him there.

    Love to you~


  4. What a very special man! I love him still!

  5. And he was a vet. His mom knitted his sweaters which covered his military tattoos...He was a very sweet man. They dont make them like that any more...

  6. It feels good to hear "you are special". I always loved knowing I WAS okay just the way I am.

    Being a "fashionista" I particularly liked how he wore lace-up shoes inside and dress up ones when he went out, LOL! Way to go Fred!

    Thanks for marking your special message upon so many of our hearts!

  7. I sue to want to put on a magic sweater and shoes and become all calm like Mr. Rogers. I think it had a calming effect on all the parents watching too just like you...wouldn't you be my neighbor? I think you should put those onto DVDs too.


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