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Of Mushrooms and children's shows

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I don’t eat mushrooms. Never have. When I was a kid, Mr. Rogers used his nifty TV picture frame gizmo to show a film about how they grow mushrooms. After seeing that, I had no interest in mushrooms and don’t to this day.

Thanks to Mr. Rogers, I made forests with my broccolli and carrots and learned why ants follow their trails. After a picture frame movie on crayon making, my friend and I used his sister’s Easy Bake oven and some broken crayons to make new crayons. As I grew, my mother marked my height on my Mr. Rogers wall chart and loaded it with stickers proclaimming “I ask lots of questions” and other such things.

Mr. Rogers has slipped on his comfortable sneakers and hopped the trolly to the Land of Make Beleive for the final time. Thanks, Mr. Rogers, you will be missed.

March 1, 2003 10:57 AM

The crayon making one was always my favorite. And it doesn't get much worse than actually visiting a mushroom farm. We set up an Oracle database and touch screens for a muchroom company last year and ewww

March 3, 2003 11:38 AM

whoa, other people remember the crayon one! that's the one i remember most clearly. actually, the only specific detail i remember at all. it was just that cool.

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