Mr. Rogers Neighborhood
Mr. Rogers was my neighbor when I was growing up in the early 1970s. No, he wasn't literally my neighbor, but it felt like he was. I loved his soothing manner, his sweaters and tennis shoes, and that trolley that took us away to the land of make-believe. I really wanted my very own trolley!
I've been thinking about Mr. Rogers lately as I've seen a few merchandise items from the Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood show in local stores. I'm happy to see his creations bringing joy to a new generation of children.
I also ran into a feature on Roadtrippers about Mr. Rogers Neighborhood set on display in the Heinz History Center in PIttsburgh, PA. That's a long way from Utah, but if I'm ever in that area, I will definitely go see that exhibit.
The Fred Rogers Foundation is doing a wonderful job carrying on the the work of my favorite neighbor.
Here are some of his factory tours if you want to watch: