52 Weeks ~ Friendship (31/52)

RSiegel_Week31 - Bebo and Buddha

Oyster and Hudson

Oyster and Hyla

Fun fact #1: I still cannot write the word “Friend” without singing this song to myself.

Fun fact #2: In the late 60s/early 70s, my father worked for the public television station WQED, where he was Production Manager and Lighting Director for Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (among other shows). That porch swing? I sat on it. Those fish? I fed them. I rang the bell at Lady Elaine Fairchild’s museum, swung the pendulum on Daniel Stripèd Tiger’s grandmother clock. I snuck behind the tree where X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat lived. And, like most of the other kids watching the show, when Mister Rogers sang, “You are Special,” I truly believed he was singing it right to me.

3 thoughts on “52 Weeks ~ Friendship (31/52)

    • He had ducklings on the show once, and we got to take them home. Also… I got yelled at when I touched the puppets one time. Also, I learned the hard truth about the reality (or not) of television when I discovered that Trolley’s tracks in Mister Rogers’ house don’t connect to the ones in the Neighborhood of Make Believe…

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