Presently, the Hubbs, Annie, Paul, and I live in Virginia. However, it's not were either the Hubbs or I are from.
|Monument Valley, AZ. Where the Hubbs family has lived for over 100 years!|
For anyone who doesn't know, I'm originally from Pittsburgh, PA (aka, PGH). While I'm not the typical Yinzer and follow the Steelers (I watch/cheer for them, but my mom holds the title of "resident sports nerd" in this area). My Grandfather follows the Pirates and can quote baseball stats from the 50's, but it's my brother who has bonded with him over the love of the game. And, as much as I love watching the Pens as an adult, I wasn't raised on them like Kim at YellowBrickHome.
|Heaven only knows where my dad was standing when he took this picture.|
No, what makes my heart pound with homesickness for PGH is Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. Perhaps it's because I'm an elementary school teacher. Maybe watching Mr. Rogers for 1 to 3 hours a day as a pre schooler living in Philly (where we lived for a few years) was what did it for me. Either way, I can't help but follow the blog the Fred Roger's Company does. Even now, as an adult, I turn to quotes from Mr. Rogers when things scare me.
"When I was a boy and I would see scarey things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers, You will allways find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers- so many caring people in this world." -Fred Rogers
March 20th would have been Mr. Roger's 85th birthday. In honor of his work, the Fred Roger's Company is asking everyone to wear a sweater and do something neighborly. While I haven't gotten Annie or Paul their own sweaters yet (I'm still oogling Tiennot Knits Sweaters for 2 in Fred Roger's Red), I'm planning on wearing my softest sweater in hopes you'll join me. Won't you be our neighbor in blogville?