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Mr. Rogers might have been even nicer than you thought
Mental Floss ^ | May 23, 2007 | Mangesh Hattikudur

Posted on 05/31/2007 8:50:38 PM PDT by van_erwin

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To: van_erwin
Barney for President!


21 posted on 05/31/2007 9:25:12 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Obie Wan

I believe the man who created and played Captain Kangaroo was a WWII combat soldier of note. Thought I had heard that about Mr. Rogers, also, but apparently not.


22 posted on 05/31/2007 9:30:15 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: yawningotter
Was that him playing?

i'm sure it was... he also worked many of the puppets himself... i loved when he received a Life Time Achievement Award at the Emmy's maybe a decade ago... his speech was amazing... the crowd (all those hollywood libs) were on their feet applauding and teary-eyed... it was a very touching moment...

23 posted on 05/31/2007 9:31:42 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: Obie Wan
I’m from the Captain Kangaroo,Mr Greenjeans era

i loved this show... i can still hear the music and see Captain Kangeroo's keys unlocking the door... remember Dancing Bear, Grandfather Clock--from where the Captain would get a story book--and all those ping pong balls that would fall from the ceiling? oh--and Bunny Rabbit--who never talked... (and the Town Clown...) i guess i could go on and on...

24 posted on 05/31/2007 9:34:50 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: van_erwin
I wrote a letter to him when I was sick when I was six years old. He typed a letter back to me (really him, not someone responding to letters for him.) He answered as much of his mail personally as he could. He also sent me a signed picture. I still have it.

Mr. Rogers is one of my heroes.
25 posted on 05/31/2007 9:35:14 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: van_erwin

Interesting bump.


26 posted on 05/31/2007 9:38:21 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: latina4dubya

i guess i could go on and on...

Don’t let me stop you,those were times I personally could understand.Before political correctness, when people were just people.It’s a shame we’ve let liberals take control of our society and screw everything decent up !!!


27 posted on 05/31/2007 9:41:57 PM PDT by Obie Wan
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To: van_erwin

Gay.
Gay.
Gay.


28 posted on 05/31/2007 9:43:50 PM PDT by WackySam (Just say no to Rudy McRomney)
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To: Cacique
A fine man, a good man. Stiil he represents also the limitations of liberal Protestantism. “God loves you just the way you are Yes, it can be said to Gays. It can also be said to an adulterer or an alcoholic. We know that God loves us, but that does mean we are necessarily justified. How open are our hearts to that love? All should pause daily to ask ourselves that question.
29 posted on 05/31/2007 9:45:23 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: van_erwin

I miss him; he made me feel special.


30 posted on 05/31/2007 9:47:06 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (Mitt Romney for President !!!)
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To: DesScorp

God does love everyone and specifically beckons the sinner to Him. Until you can distinguish the difference between the sin and the sinner, you don’t understand Christianity. Fred Rogers apparently understood this.


31 posted on 05/31/2007 9:48:37 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: WackySam

Your what ???


32 posted on 05/31/2007 9:49:24 PM PDT by Obie Wan
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To: FormerLib; DesScorp

Do you think God loves those kind and gentle people with a genuine heart or bitter, narrow-minded, one-way dogmatic people who frown, condemn and judge others? Perhaps God loves both.


33 posted on 05/31/2007 9:49:24 PM PDT by PicWzrd (Run Fred Run!)
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To: van_erwin

Thank you so much for the post.....


34 posted on 05/31/2007 9:51:40 PM PDT by colinhester
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To: van_erwin
"Mr. Rogers might have been even nicer than you thought"

I can believe that.
I haven't read the whole thread, but don't find "candid"
by word-search of the thread, so I feel free to mention this story.

Soon after Mister Rogers left to meet his maker, I saw a recollection
by Allen Lunt, Jr., son of the creator of "Candid Camera".

He said that the Candid Camera crew was staying at a prime hotel
and overheard that "Mister Rogers" was checking in to the hotel.

Somehow they convinced the hotel staff to hoax Mister Rogers a bit...
telling him at check-in that he wouldn't have a TV in his room.
And subjected him to other inconveniences that one would absolutely
not expect to suffer in a really good hotel.

Lunt said that his crew was amazed at how Mister Rogers let
every one of the inconveniences simply and gracefully
"roll off his back" and never lost his temper or vented at the
hotel employees.

Sure sounds like Mister Rogers walked his talk.
35 posted on 05/31/2007 9:57:26 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Elsiejay
Thank chain email for Urban Legends. Actually Keeshan enlisted in the Marines in June, 1945 - four months after Iwo Jima. He never saw action during the war and never received the Navy Cross.
36 posted on 05/31/2007 9:58:15 PM PDT by endthematrix (a globalized and integrated world - which is coming, one way or the other. - Hillary)
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To: PicWzrd
"Perhaps God loves both."

Jesus Christ made it clear that God loves us all. But please point out where Jesus said that God was OK with people proudly living in sin?
37 posted on 05/31/2007 9:58:17 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: van_erwin

“Mister Rogers seems to have been almost exactly the same off-screen
as he was onscreen. “

I think my post 35 generally fits with that line.


38 posted on 05/31/2007 9:59:48 PM PDT by VOA
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To: van_erwin

Of course he was nicer than we thought. I really respect the way he lived. He was truly a great man.


39 posted on 05/31/2007 10:09:31 PM PDT by zeugma (MS Vista has detected your mouse has moved, Cancel or Allow?)
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To: van_erwin

IIRC,

He had also been an active duty Marine . . . I forget in what war.

And he had tatoos on his arms which was one reason he wore the sweaters—did NOT want to influence kids to have tattoos.

I think everyone who was ever around him asserted he was exactly the same in person as he was on the show.

What a compliment!


40 posted on 05/31/2007 10:11:46 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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