Family Communications, Inc., the company that produced the famous children’s television show “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” is trying to do something special to commemorate the late Fred Rogers’ 80th birthday.
March 20th is being promoted as “Sweater Day” to honor Rogers, who died of cancer five years ago. A sweater was his trademark garb on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
David Newell, who played speedy deliveryman Mr. McFeely on the show, appears in a YouTube video that touts the event.
Here’s what I was thinking. Let’s all go to our local thrift store and purchase the ugliest cardigan we can find. Then wear the abomination to work on March 20th in celebration of Mr. Rogers’ 80th birthday. (I might even have to rock a pair of “indoor” Keds). Then, on the 21st, let’s return the sweaters back to the thrift store for resale, along with a bag full of gently used clothing from our own closets.
Who’s with me?