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I Loved Mr Rogers

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    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

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    I Loved Him

        i loved his show . i learned alot from him.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 5, 2009

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    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 26-30, M Sep 10, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Jul 15, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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 41-45 Jun 7, 2009

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    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

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    Jnrx Jnrx 18-21 5 Responses Apr 2, 2011

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    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

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    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 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 20, 2008

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    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 1 Response Aug 30, 2009

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    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 16-17, F Dec 7, 2008

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    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 26-30 Jun 29, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 31-35, F Jul 14, 2010

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    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

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    I Still Watch Him!

    In the mornings, I have fun watching him... I love watching him hang up his jacket put on his sweater and change his shoes!  I love the train and the kingdom.  I watched the other day... So glad they still play it on PBS!
    TheOtherMe TheOtherMe 26-30, F Mar 20, 2008

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    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

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    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"...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30, F Jan 6, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30 1 Response Jul 15, 2009

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    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 5 Responses Mar 19, 2008

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    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

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    Did a Generation a Favor

    Told us it was ok to Feel, our feelings were true and all ours and we can express them without any shame or hindrance. Made up all his own songs and rejoiced in the individuality of each child. Be who you are, its all you can be. Being you is wonderful. Old men in cartigans can...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 22, 2008

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    Its easy to say, that I am hard on myself, I always have been. Some say that I may be a bit too hard on myself, and that may be true too, but something that I am learning as some...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ok, I have this list, you know? Of people I need to forgive who hurt me... Well, it suddenly occurred to me, that I also needed to make a list of people I may have hurt, some I may...
    SanitySister SanitySister 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I loved you. But you liked her. You liked my bestfriend whom i always talk about you everyday. You didnt know how hurt i feel that day when you told me that you liked her. I tried...
    panda2323 panda2323 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    My life has been a constant battle in so many ways and i feel i will always have to battle to keep as stable as i can and to stay away from toxic people. I don't hate people that...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I hateeeeee when people just say I love you just to say it or to get what they want! If you don't genuinely love that person, don't say it. I had an ex say he loved me and could...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    i just need to get my feelings out...so me and this guy were dating for a couple of months and he would always tell me he loved me, one day after we spent the night together and...
    BlueChapsGreen BlueChapsGreen 16-17, F 9 Responses Apr 8

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    My damn heart don't understand that he is not the one for me!!! Here I'm talking about a guy, my prince, my sweetheart and the one to whom i love more than my life!!! It all...
    whyonlymewhy whyonlymewhy 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    It's not that I didn't feel loved it was just because I wasn't loved by that person so if you don't feel loved then it's probobly best to leave that relationship there's nothing...
    edgarr edgarr 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    We were together for two years and I swear I've never felt this way about anyone else. He is the love of my life...I can't ever deny that. I fought long and hard for our...
    chescafrxn chescafrxn 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    For any Demisexual people out there, you probably understand where I'm coming from when I say I've only truly loved someone once. I'm a Demisexual; and I can't fall in love without...
    SavedByMCR SavedByMCR 16-17, F Apr 10

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    I think because of this experience I had before is the reason I hardly like/crush on anyone. Since the person I loved only liked me as a friend(yes I know friend zoned) I just lost...
    TheConfusedOne321 TheConfusedOne321 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I loved someone that didn't loved me. He used to chat on me everyday. He used to tell me 'goodnight' evernight. He played guiter for me. He gave the big doll to me. He talked to...
    preawsm preawsm 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    Growing up in a dysfunctional family I never really knew what it was like to feel loved. To feel wanted and important to someone. I wonder what it feels like to be loved. I crave...
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 23

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    Even til this day my feelings are so strong for him... I loved him, I love him but looking back it's pretty clear that the feelings are not mutual he must have stayed with me out...
    LadyMayah LadyMayah 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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    same story as told before time was counted I suppose LOL.. been with him for 13 years, this year would have been 14.. i loved a man who taught me that not every man cares about...
    sister11 sister11 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I don't need it per say. Thought it would be amazing. Everybody I've been with, genuinely hasn't cared about me at all. Why's is so hard to find somebody like me who isn't selfish...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I met her when I was only 12 years old (I'm 24 now). Meeting her was the best thing that could have happened to me. I had "dated" (if that's what you want to call it at that age...
    karma61613 karma61613 22-25, F Apr 2

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