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Just like Mr Rogers!

Dear friends,

As I said in the wee hours of the dawn, this is my 65th birthday.  I did have a present.  I have said on facebook and to friends off-facebook, and on and off listservs and blogs, that this term I'm exhausted from teaching 3 sections in a row and my back and feet kill me (I complain a lot).  About 3 weeks into term I began to give up on all shoes, and when I get into class I regularly take off my shoes and put on my ballet slippers.  Today I was late to the second class, and instead of easy shoes (like loafters or pumps) I had leather furry boots with a zip to get off my feet.




I had to tug in front of them all.  Embarrassed, I said something or other about winter being here and how wet it was.  Well one girl said, "Dr Moody, I think you're just like Mr Rogers."  And then another chimed in, "Yes Dr Moody sometimes you remind me of Mr Rogers!"  I of course take this in the best spirit as a compliment and said in reply, "Well I even have a Henrietta Pussycat, only her name is Clarissa pussycat." 

Sylvia

P.S. The pictures are very like my shoes. I bought boots just like that but grey in Macy's, and today I had leopard skin slippers with me to match my brown skirt and top. I took the images from Macy's site.  The admiral has promised to install a iphoto my computer and then I took will be able to take photos with our camera and put them on the Net.

Comments

misssylviadrake
Dec. 1st, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
Two new neighbors
Judy wrote: "I treasure the memory of a brief period when Mr. Rogers introduced two new neighbors, a gay couple. They weren't on for very long. This would have been ca. 1980.

At some level I suppose he was an icon of white male privilege--but for most adults watching the show I think he was transparently the nerdy kid with the puppets who somehow grew up doing what he'd been doing when he was a child. Including taking off his outdoor shoes and outdoor voice when he came in.

It's a nice comparison. Happy belated birthday, Ellen!"

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