Mister Rogers’ Bench
buttons at Heinz History Center
Imdb Trivia link about Movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
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.
Last Saturday night we were down by PNC Park and strolling along the walkway while the Pirates were inside the park, beating the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-1. The Allegheny River was muddy and reflecting the night lights of the boats and city.
My friend Steve saw a man he recognized. Captain George Boyle on the Safety Boat by the fireworks on the barge. They hadn’t seen each other in years.
Captain George was patrolling the river to keep the pleasure boats away from the barge where the fireworks were set to go off after the game, to keep the boaters out of the danger zone.
Captain George invited us aboard the Safety Boat, and Steve bought his book (which Captain George autographed for him) One of those serendipitous moments in life.
“A world traveling photographer and film producer chronicles the highlights and adventures of a unique and thrilling career”
If you’re from Pittsburgh you might have seen one of the 13 part TV series “What’s New at the Zoo” which Captain George filmed.
You can read about Captain George’s suiting up in scuba gear and his retrieval of the Gateway Clipper Steamboat’s Paddlewheel from the bottom of the Allegheny River.
Captain George Boyle just autographed a copy of You Ought to Write A Book…By George
Lots of adventures packed in twenty chapters! If you want a copy of his book just leave a comment and I’ll contact Captain George.
Here is what Mr. Fred Rogers said in the blurb on the back cover
“My goodness George, what a marvelous tome you have written. You certainly have gone to great lengths to help the reader understand some of the technical details of photography. I’m happy to be included in the events of your life.” Fred Rogers, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood