I Loved Mr Rogers

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    Smoothed Out the Wrinkles In My Household

    Loved him, whipping that sweater out of the closet, luring in the little folk, introducing the regular characters discussing morals and ethics.   A former Navy Seal.  I'm thinking he was very convincing.  Thank goodness for reruns!
    aftermath aftermath
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2009

    He Rocked....my World...

    He was the only positive male role model in my life. Sure, he was a t.v. personality. But unlike my abusive, alcoholic father, he was calm, quiet, and steady. Awesome guy!
    SeaAngel SeaAngel
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2008

    Lots of Us Did

    I remember the first time I met my friend Brian. He was going out to walk his dog... his roommate is a good friend of mine, so I had stopped by to check out his new place and meet Brian and what not. Well, Brian was wearing a thin yellow sweater, slacks and...
    interplanetaryenvy interplanetaryenvy
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2009

    He Was Soothing to Me In An Erratic World

    I've been told that when I was tiny, and Mr. Rogers came on that I stopped what I was doing and sat mesmerized. I loved the land of make-believe. I loved his eye contact and his gentle singing. I cried when he died as though I lost someone in my family. There was a film about...
    qazrazl qazrazl
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Jan 17, 2009

    Idk whether he was really a great man

    or not. Whether he did something worth it or he was in it for money. I don't know. I might never. But his show really did change people for the better.
    JustScout JustScout
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2014

    Being From Pittsburgh...

    We here in Pittsburgh have a very special relationship with the late Fred Rogers. A city in which the tougher you are, the more we love you, Mr. Rogers was unique. We all loved and still love him here for his sensitivity, for his commitment to children's education and...
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2008

    I Loved Him

        i loved his show . i learned alot from him.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 5, 2009

    Sweet Nostalgia

    I just recently ran across this remixed Mr. Rogers video.  Ah, what beautiful memories it brings back... 
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 13, 2012

    You Look Just Like Mr. Rogers

    I grew up with Mr. Rogers!!  That and Seaseme Street were the two main shows I looked forward to.  At my dad's old job, he told some man that he looked just like Mr. Rogers, and he said it all sincere like.  Well, that man got a bit angry.  I don't know...
    NostalgicLies NostalgicLies
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2008

    March 20: Won't You Wear a Sweater Day

    Tomorrow is "Won't You Wear a Sweater Day" in honor of Mr. Rogers. I LOVED that show.  I can remember coming from school and sitting right down on the floor in front of the TV to watch Mr. Rogers.  Who knows what it was about that show that hooked you, but it...
    EPSarah EPSarah
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2008

    I Grew Up With Him Too.

    I grew up watching Mr. Rogers... Every day after school, I would watch him with my little sister. I was very sad when he passed away, he is one of the reasons I work in television. I currently work at a PBS affiliate.
    proximacentauri proximacentauri
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Aug 22, 2010

    Won't You Be My Neighbor

    I loved this guy growing up.  I still watch Mr. Rogers Neighborhood from time to time now. Lol.  Imagine my grown self looking at PBS kid shows.  Mr. Rogers was like a grandpa to me.  So seemingly gentle.  My favorite parts of the show were the opening...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2009

    I Met Him!!

    My daughters have gotten to see the show occassionally and they have loved it - I am so happy to watch them enjoy a show I enjoyed when I was their age. Do you know I got to meet him?? I was in a Washingtion, D.C. airport on a school trip (I think I was either in 7th or 8th...
    DorothyofOz DorothyofOz
    41-45, F
    Jun 29, 2009

    In Loving Memory

     Some of the best mornings and afternoons of my childhood were spent sitting on the floor watching Mr. Rogers.  May his soul find rest with the Angels.  The following is a clip of Mr. Rogers singing "Its You I Like" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
    ichooselife ichooselife
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2009

    A Neighbor To Us All.

    Mr. Rogers was one of those children's show hosts I loved as a kid and continue to admire as an adult, even after his 2003 death. I got a kick out of seeing him wearing those Cardigan sweaters over his dress shirt and tie. And I certainly can't overlook those trips to...
    ultrasensitive ultrasensitive
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 27, 2016

    I Remember Mr Rogers

    I used to have a teacher called Mr Rogers when I was in primary school. Only had him for one year. I remember when he walked past me after I was made to sit cross legged on the corridor floor outside the classroom for not paying attention in lesson. It wasn't until I was in...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84
    26-30, F
    Jan 27, 2010

    Mr. Fred Rogers - Great American Surrogate Father

    I grew up watching Mister Rogers and since the only "father" I had was a man who showed up once in awhile to beat me, Fred Rogers became my hero. I've heard so many cute stories about Mr. Rogers' program over the years. One I like is about  "Speedy Delivery" Mr. McFeely. I found...
    kulshady kulshady
    41-45, M
    Jul 28, 2013

    One reason kids this generation are not the

    same, Mr Rogers is not around to teach them the values of being a kid. I remember so much as a kid watching and Bill Cosby, Jim Henson(Seasame Street,Mippets,Fraggle Rock). I think these shows brought out lessons on how to learn and interect with others. He sure is missed
    deleted deleted
    Oct 12, 2014

    My Daughter

    My daughter is 3 and she has watched Mr. Roger's from day 1. She has learned compassion, sign launguage, and that even though she's never met Mr. Roger's and she was born before we lost him, he still loves her. We didn't have tv when i was little and very little money. I...
    jesielizabeth jesielizabeth
    Jun 29, 2009

    I Was Reminded

    about Mr Rogers when I was over in the I believe in Freedom of Religion group. Someone mentioned that Mr Rogers deliberately didn't talk about God on his program (though, I think he was a methodist minister) because he didn't want a single child to feel as if it were an outsider...
    nerdoleptic nerdoleptic
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Feb 25, 2008

    Mr Rogers Forever In Our Hearts

    I still get sad thinking about how he is gone now. Sadly enough I did not come to appreciate this man until he was near the end of his life and I was already much older. I know most people got into his shows when they were kids but I hated his show as a child. I wanted to watch...
    smartandbeautiful3 smartandbeautiful3
    18-21, F
    May 16, 2012

    It a Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood!!

     i remember this dude! i watched him all the time. I remember the time where he showed us how to make graham crackers. 
    rainbowclouds rainbowclouds
    18-21, F
    Aug 29, 2009

    Hello Neighbor

    Mr. Rogers was an intergral part of my upbringing. Every day after school, I would take off my shoes, turn on the tv, grab a pillow, and get comfy on the couch, ready to watch my favorite neighbor. He was kind, gentle, and you could tell he loved what he did. I had friends who...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Jul 14, 2010

    I remember this show

    when i was a kid. I really don't know why i found it so interesting looking back it was pretty dumb. But hey i guess as a kid almost anything is interesting.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2016

    He Was My Favorite.

    I used to rush into the house everyday to watch Mr. Rogers! I find it incredibly disheartening that so many people though he was creepy. I though he had to be nicest person I'd ever seen. I always loved watching him feed the fish in his aquarium, and the little "trips"...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 6, 2009

    He Was the Man

    mr. rogers was the coolest! no matter what was going on, he was the smiling face on tv that always made things seem brighter. i've heard that some pbs stations are going to stop carrying reruns of the show, which i think is stupid. at least one channel should keep playing it...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Feb 21, 2009

    Yes I Was A Mr. Rogers Fan

     oohh man mr. rogers, i remember i used to wake up early every morning just to watch his show, its a wonderful day in this neighborhood, would you be my neighbor lol dont really remember the song that well, honestly i was sad when he passed away, you will be missed mr.rogers...
    pixieclau87 pixieclau87
    22-25, F
    Jan 28, 2010

    Named For Lady Elaine

    I was born in Pgh. and Fred Rogers was/is/will always be my hero! Became a teacher because of him...and learned patience...and the value of media in education...Such a strong influence in my life...and such a good teacher. Mom named me after Lady Elaine because she watched...
    QuilterSew QuilterSew
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2012
    Jnrx Jnrx
    4 Responses Apr 2, 2011

    So...........Let's Make the Most of This Beautiful Day!

    The music on his show was always top notch, often with strong jazz influence.  So many talented musicians visited the neighborhood.  And those silly little songs, those dear, sweet songs.  I hear them and I smile.  Its impossible to feel bad while singing the Neighbor Song...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie
    56-60, F
    6 Responses Mar 20, 2008

    The Man I Miss More Than Anyone Else

    I took off from school on the day he passed away, and I was a junior in high school. Last March, on what would've been his 80th birthday, I participated in "Won't You Wear a Sweater?" Day. And it was all for Mister Rogers. Here was a man who never condescended his...
    toothpastesoup toothpastesoup
    22-25, M
    Jul 6, 2009

    Fifteen Things You Might Not Have Known About Mr. Rogers

    In honor of National Sweater Day (Mr. Rogers Day!), here are fifteen fun facts about PBS' Mr. Rogers (Fred McFeely Rogers):   He was colorblind (red-green) There has been a rumor floating around for years that Mr. Rogers was (either) a Navy Seal, or a Marine...
    videodemon videodemon
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Mar 19, 2008

    Mister Rogers - Our Favorite Neighbor

    Mister Rogers touched our hearts, or minds and most of all our lives.  He will truly be missed but never forgotten.  Our life-long friend and neighbor.  I created a tribute video on You Tube to honor him, I've added it to the groups video's...
    TrueBlueDreamer TrueBlueDreamer
    Jun 7, 2009

    Won't You Be My Neighbor

    I loved this guy growing up.  I still watch Mr. Rogers Neighborhood from time to time now. Lol.  Imagine my grown self looking at PBS kid shows.  Mr. Rogers was like a grandpa to me.  So seemingly gentle.  My favorite parts of the show were the opening...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 15, 2009

    I Was In His 'neighborhood'

    I remember King Friday XIII, Queen Sara Saturday, Daniel the Striped Tiger, Lady Elaine Fairchild and the Neighborhood of Make Believe. Also Fennell and Frieda his fish. Mr McFeeley, Chef Don Brockett and Lady Aberlin (that's who I always wanted to be). He was an ordained...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Nov 22, 2008

    World's Best Neighbour

    I don't think anyone's ever had as many neighbours at the same time as Mr. Rogers. :P But yeah, I remember when I used to go to my grandma's house when I was a kid...I would have the TV on PBS pretty much every weekday, watching Mr. Rogers' Neighbourhood (of course, among other...
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 21, 2008

    Infuriates Me That The Right Wingers Say He Made Our Generation Entitled.

    Paramore has a song about this "born for this"I want the air waves back. I want to tell people they are special and that they don't have to buy things to be special and that they are already were always and can never anything but enough.that no one deserves abuse and that those...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 10, 2012

    Very Fond Memories

    I can remember sitting in front of the TV watching his show. It helped shape my life and who I am today. I would even sit and watch it with my own kids when they were younger and still enjoyed it and the memories it brought back. I'll even sit and watch it today if I find it on...
    Chance101 Chance101
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2009

    I Grew Up With Him.

    He will always be a symbol of love and happiness from my childhood I wish more children's television shows could be as meaningful as is and in case you hadn't seen this yet, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcvRMHz4mb4  
    forgetmyname forgetmyname
    18-21, F
    Dec 7, 2008
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