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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Something to think about Saturday

Two of the greatest qualities in life are (and friends who help complete the pot of soup)

1. Patience

2. Wisdom

3. Stir in a cup of viewing life with a sense of humor and some chocolate chip cookies. (Stella)

4. All made more fun in the process with a little humor along the way. (Noni at the Brick Stress Bungalow).

Gee I liked, no loved Mr. Rogers - Wikipedia - Happy Birthday.

Fred McFeely Rogers was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, a town located 40 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. He was born to James and Nancy Rogers; he spent many years as an only child. Early in his life he spent much of his free time with his maternal grandfather, Fred McFeely, who would later move to Florida, and had an interest in music. He would often sing along as his mother would play the piano, and at the age of five, he began to play the piano as well.

At Rollins College, Rogers met Sara Joanne Byrd, an Oakland, Florida native. They married on June 9, 1952. They had two children, James and John, and three grandsons, the third (Ian McFeely Rogers) born 12 days after Rogers' death. In 1963, Rogers graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and was ordained a minister in the Presbyterian Church. Scholastically, he went on to garner 40 more honorary degrees throughout his life. Rogers was red-green color blind, swam every morning, and neither smoked nor drank. . . died of stomach cancer a few days before his 75th birthday.

I bet he is reading to children in Heaven.........


Stella said...

To patience and wisdom I think I would stir in a cup of viewing life with a sense of humor. Maybe something like making chocolate chip cookies. The dough is good but Ohhh boy when you have the chocolate chips you have a cookie. Thanks for the great post. You always make us think. Stella

Mimi said...

Hi Chatty!!!!
Oh I love Mr. Rogers too!!!! My kids loved him too!!!
He was always so calm and so predictable. Children love that. He was a great man, who was very smart!!!
If only I could be more like him!!!!
Have a great weekend
today is community yard sale day!!!

Anonymous said...

hi there, my name is Eva.

found this website and read some great discussion and feedback so decided to join

i am happy to help others and offer advice where possible :)

Chatty Crone said...

Wish people would leave me their address - I love to write back! Anyway - welcome Eva. If you have a blog let me know. sandie

Susan said...

Always loved Mr. Rogers, Sandie. He was a gentle, kind man. Thanks for the cool post. Sincerely, Susan

Linda said...

Mr Rogers! sigh....I watched many a show with my children and always admired this gentle man. On our 2nd date Carter read to me from one of his books!

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Patience and wisdom... not always easy to come by... and, all made more fun in the process with a little humor along the way.

Stella said...

Too funny! So I guess now we have chocolate chip cookies. Hope too many cooks don't spoil the broth. Or is that a mixing of metaphors?

Terry said...

To patience and wisdom I would sift in a smile and leaven with love :)
Happy Birthday Mr.Rogers ,I am so happy to know that when I get to Heaven you will be there with your sweater and a wonderful story to tell.
Thank you Chatty girlfriend for such a fabulous post .
I really enjoyed my visit .

Texas size hugs with blessings
until next time
Happy Trails

Lloyd said...

I really enjoyed looking at and reading your blog. God bless, Lloyd

Stella said...


You would have to live in MO to understand if you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes. Yes it was 70 yesterday and snowing today.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

I feel that patience and wisdom comes to us as we age.
We finally, become smart enough to hurry up and wait...and keep our mouths shut when we really want to tell someone what we think!
Mr. Rogers was a sniper, and covered with tattos from his days in the service. A marine, I believe in Korea. That's why he always wore sweaters to cover them.
He was a remarkable man, who after the war, found a sense of peace and calm, and was able to grace the airways with total goodness!

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

I think that you don't get wisdom until you have patience or something like that.

I didn't grow up watching Mr. Rogers. I did see a few shows though and thought he was a wonderful man.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

I can add some crumbs to put on the top of your simmering soup.

I noticed Irma. I hope she is well behaved.

That corgi :) said...

I loved watching Mr. Rogers with my kids; such a great show teaching values and caring about kids

interesting about the 2 greatest qualities in life

definitely need more patience (but I've come a long way with this, thank you Lord)

and definitely need more wisdom (but God's wisdom of course :)

hope Saturday was a good one for you


Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Sandie, thank you for posting that about Mr. Rogers, I did not know those things about him!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me show off 'our' new baby. her parents came over yesterday and I got to feed her, I had not fed a baby a bottle in fun!

Have a great week

ocmist said...

That picture was just PERFECT in showing ALL of those traits you mentioned!!! LOL LOVED IT!

Just reading about Mr. Roger's life has his song dancing through my brain, and I'll bet you are right about where he spends a lot of his heavenly time! :) Linda