February 19, 2009

Welcome to the Neighborhood

On this date, February 19, 1968, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood debuted. (Thanks to Ben on The Thing of the Day blog) He adds:

I was thinking about how much I loved that show as a kid. It was awesome. I loved when the mail man came over, I loved when the train went to the other world, and I especially loved when Mr. Rogers threw his shoe from one hand to the other. How simply I was amused! However, it was not only simple amusement, but it was pretty wholesome amusement as well.

The timing was interesting as I just finished writing a sermon yesterday on this theme to be shared in the near future. I, too, was a Mr. Rogers fan. This Presbyterian minister had a wonderful ministry for over 30 years.