It saddens me to know that we have lost Mr. Rogers. He was such a gentle, good man. My children grew up with his assurance that they were special, just the way they were. We will miss him.
My son, Mr. Macho was lifting weights one evening, and I happened to run across Mr. Roger's program. I had noticed that Lady Elaine Fairchild (the puppet at the Museum-go-round) didn't seem to be on the program. When Mr. Macho came upstairs, I said, "I think they've fired Lady Elaine Fairchild!" And worse yet, his face dropped. "They can't do that, can they?" No one was too old for Mr. Rogers. God bless you, Mr. Rogers. We liked you--just the way you were.