PBS' Beloved Mister Rogers Dies at 74
A very, very sad story to report today.. CNN is reporting that Mister Rogers, everyone's favorite singing child psychologist (and dear friend), died this morning at his house in Pittsburgh, of the stomach cancer he had been battling.Mister Rogers taught us many things (I've written an entry on the subject in my Livejournal here, if anyone cares to read it) - how to be kind to others, how to express and understand our feelings, and that it's OK to be ourselves. (I still think it was identifying with Daniel Striped Tiger that helped me become a furry =^_^=..)
He will be sadly missed, and the world will be a dimmer place without that light that burned so brightly, and served as a beacon to us all, a sign that somewhere, somehow, there was someone who could make things All Right.
Goodbye, old friend. You were special just the way you were.
So, let's make the most of this beautiful day.
Since we're together we might as well say:
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won't you be my neighbor?
I won't lie, I was weaping when I read this. For some reason this morning, I decided to watch an old episode of Mister Roger's Neighbourhood, something I haven't done in years. I was thinking it was such a shame he had to retire, but I had no idea he was so sick, or that he had already died when I was watching him feed his fish, watch the trolley and sing his little songs.
God bless you, Mr. Rogers, Ernie is looking forward to seeing his old friend again in Heaven.
Melissa "MelSkunk" Drake
Blast, I didn't even know the guy was sick. I loved him when I was about 7 or so.
People can call the old guy lame or whatever, but I still think he was better programming for young kids than all the GI Joe and He-Man junk I also remember from way back when.
Rest easy, Mister Rogers.
Damn straight he was. He was just such a good guy, a real *nice* guy. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - if Mister Rogers had been President, he'd have been the best one ever. But of course the truly good never relish the idea of wielding power over others.. thus he never went into politics.
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