World Kindness Day is Wednesday November 13.
Wear your cardigans for World Kindness Day article in Tribune Review by Shirley McMarlin and remember Mr. Fred Rogers who exhibited acts of kindness as a way of life. And wore cardigan sweaters on his television show.
Here’s what Mr. Rogers said about his mother making his sweaters.
“She makes sweaters for many different people,” he told the camera, after showing a picture of his mom and pointing out the intricate details in each piece. “But, that’s one of the ways that she has of saying that she loves somebody.” from article by Samantha Sutton In Style Magazine
One of Mr. Rogers’ sweaters at the Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Watch Mr. Rogers suitcoat turn into a cardigan as I pour in the hot water from the kettle.
Cardigan-wikipedia The cardigan was named after James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, a British Army Major General who led the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. Thank you Mister Rogers: Music and Memories new album just came out October 25th click for more information They arelaunching a campaign to declare November as “National Thank You, Mister Rogers Month.” Everyone is welcome to support the effort by going to www.thankyoumisterrogers.
One of my photographs was selected to be used in promoting the album.
On the Southside of Pittsburgh Fredasaurus previous blog post
Mam knit countless sweaters and cardigans in her years. I used to be able to manage the smaller things. Nowadays I stick to trying to be kind 🙂 🙂 Have a nice day, Ruth!
You are very kind, Jo.
This AM it is 31 degrees in the Florida Panhandle. A day for a cozy cardigan and hot tea.
Yikes, that’s chilly for Florida. Stay warm.
Kindness is key. Mr. R knew it and taught it well. We appreciate it more as we get older and can use a little gentility.
Touching post, Ruth, brought back lots of memories of Michelle dancing to Mr Roger records.
Congrats on the selection of your image to promote the album. And thank you for spreading the message of kindness.
The message of kindness needs to be spread far and wide and often. Thanks Audrey.
I am always so proud when I get to help a friend work on Mr. Rogers each year.He was all about Tikun Olam (taking care of the world) translated also as random acts of kindness.
Awww that is so nice, Sue.
Thanks for this post. I wore a cardigan that I bought at the Fair in the Park, made by a woman who is 1/2 Irish and 1/2 English. Also, I saw you at the Jan Beatty reading. I sat behind you and meant to say HI, but got distracted by other audience members.
Thanks Christine. It was a wonderful reading. See you next time. Good you wore your cardigan.
Love the dino-rogers. Fred Rogers was something special, for sure.
Yes he was something special. Thanks Stef.