Rest in Peace Mr. Rogers

  1. I am so sad, I even cried this morning upon learning that my beloved Mr. Rogers passed away.

    For those of you who didn't know Mr. Rogers, he was a Presbyterian minister who devloped a children's program that ran on American TV since the 1960's. I distinctly remember watching Mr. Roger's on TV when I was about 5 yrs old, one of his most dedicated fans. I am sure my mother wished she had a VCR back then b/c you never saw a sadder child than me if I missed Mr. Rogers. Drove my mother nuts, and she planned her day to be sure I didn't miss it!!

    He was mocked out by just as many people, but I still watched him, renewed my interest when my kids were small and he came on after Sesame Street. Yes, I always did think those puppets were ugly, and no moving mouths or flash like Sesame St, but there was just something, he had a gentleness and sweetenss that I will never forget.

    He died at age 76 of cancer. I hope that his end was peaceful and comfortable. I know he is in a good place now.
  2. 59 Comments

  3. by   kittyw
    I loved Mr. Rogers as a kid too.
  4. by   aimeee
    Stomach cancer. Shudder. I hope he got the best of care and did not suffer.
  5. by   Nurse Ratched
    That completely reeks. (He taught me how to tie my shoes when I watched him! ) Many fond memories.
  6. by   renerian
    He brought my kids much joy.

  7. by   Lausana
    LOL I'm sure my parents wanted to thank Mr. Roger's Neighborhood for the long period of time when I'd answer "meow-yes" and "meow-no" like that goofy cat in make believe land :chuckle I watched it religiously!

    Sad to hear how he died
  8. by   nurs4kids
    I could never stand to watch him BECAUSE of the puppets. For some reason beyond my own understanding, I HATED those puppets..I still do<shrug>. I'd watch until those things came on, then I could stand it no more. Still that way.

    I agree, though, he did have a soft..kind, gentleness in him that is so rare this day and time. About six months ago, DH and I were discussing him and we both thought he was ALREADY dead. Found out a few days later we were wrong.

    May he rest in peace..
    and may they bury those dang puppets with him!!!
  9. by   eltrip
    His gentleness will be missed.
  10. by   ShandyLynnRN
    Oh that is so sad! I too, learned how to tie my shoes when watching his show. Thanks, Mr. Rogers.
  11. by   nurseandmom
    I also was sad to hear about his death. I think I learned to tie my shoes with him also. My kids would never watch him though too low tech I guess. I loved the trolly!!!
  12. by   Mattigan
    I loved Mr. Rogers. I am sad about his death.
  13. by   Ted
    Grew up watching him as a tiny tot. . . .

    Peace to you, Mr. Rogers. . .
  14. by   NICU_Nurse
    I am upset about this. I thought Mr. Rogers was my father.


    I watched it with my little brother at four-thirty pm every afternoon after doing homework, and Mr. Rogers would put on his cardigan, change his shoes, and leave the set. About two minutes later, my father (who, at the time, bore a striking resemblance to Mr. Rogers) would come in the door from 'work'. I thought I was on to a secret of Superman-ClarkKent proportions. I was heartbroken when I found out the truth. Here's my prayer that someone out there will realize that teleision and childhood does not have to center around nudity, violence, and graphic depictions of inappropriate behavior.