Thursday, July 10, 2014

I'm Proud of You

Anyone who knows me well, knows I am a HUGE Mister Rogers fan

I don't know why there is no real biography or memoir out there about him…at least I've never been
able to find one. This book isn't a bio on him either. But instead, it's a book about a friendship between
Fred Rogers and this man he met while being interviewed one day.

At times this book was too much (emotional), even for me, but overall I really did enjoy it. 

Here are some interesting things I learned 
and love about Fred Rogers:

*He would sometimes ask people who were very ill or disabled to pray for him. 
He felt that with all their suffering they were surely very close to God.

*He said a wounded heart is a very beautiful heart because 
it probably allows one to understand all others who are wounded.

*He rose before 6 each morning to pray for dozens of people by name.

*He forever carried a camera and pulled it out with great delight 
to photograph people he had met for the first time. 

*His office on set consisted of rust carpeting and old garage sale looking furniture. His 3 Gold 
Emmy Awards were stacked haphazardly a top a filing cabinet like neglected book ends. 

*A quote from Mister Rogers: 
"Every day is a gift to each one us us…no matter what our present prognosis happens to be."

*He would also say, "There is such a thin veil between this life and whatever comes after it."

And whenever my grandkids spend the night, they usually request falling off to sleep listening 
to Mister Rogers sing…..just as McKay and Tyler use to do when they were little. 
I can't imagine a sweeter and more gentle man. 


grandmapeg said...

I love, love, love all of these quotes! He was indeed a gentle man.

Anonymous said...

I think this is the interview I heard once that moved me so much. Check it out:

Karen Mortensen said...

What a wonderful man he was.

Grandma Honey said...

I will watch all those videos….thank you!!