Jenny Groome

Yes, Fred Rogers is a hero of mine too. My friends and I tried so hard to get him to be our commencement speaker at Connecticut College in 1986. I doubt that Mr. Rogers would have backed out at the last minute like the scheduled politician from a wealthy Connecticut family who is more tied to Texas or Florida.

I still get postings from Mr. Rogers Facebook (or PBS?) that speak to me as an adult. When I share with no image and nondescript attributes, people LOVE the postings. When I simply hit “share” button and people see Mr. Rogers, I get teased or ignored. Funny – often it is the exact same posting a week later that gets a much different response. I think Mr. Rogers would be happy that he reached the person somehow.