Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Found In My Basement: Mr. McFeely

While I realize that there are people out there that make fun of Mister Rogers and feel that he is the epitome of "uncoolness," I am not one of those people. Mister Rogers is a legendary Pittsburgher and has such great messages. I think I appreciate him even more now that I'm a parent.

One of the characters on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is the mailman, Mr. McFeely, who may be best known for his catchphrase, "Speedy Delivery." Mr. McFeely actually visited my kindergarten classroom about 30 years ago. You would think that the picture below is from that visit. Nope. Check out the date.


Yes, I have an autographed Mr. McFeely picture from 2009 when I was already in my 30s. Mr. McFeely was in Washington as part of the screening of My Tale of Two Cities, and I had the opportunity to meet him and talk with him. I also have a picture with Mr. McFeely that appeared during my Facebook 10-year video.

In case you're wondering, I think I already lost this picture. Maybe it will be found in my basement again in another few years.

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2 comments:

Aaron Brame said...

I am currently wearing a cardigan sweater. I wear cardigans largely because I love Mr. Rogers. My brother saw him driving in Oakland once and flagged down his car just to say hi. Mr. Rogers was the best.

I don't trust dudes named "Mr. McFeely." *shudder

Sean said...

Aaron - You know that Mr. Rogers' middle name is McFeely, right? Does that mean you no longer trust him?