Click the box to the left to stop & start the audio ~ In Quiet Wait from David Tralle
For the inspiration of Fred Rogers, we give thanks! Accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 Emmys, Fred Rogers looked out over the star-studded audience and said: "All of us have special ones who have loved us into being. Would you just take, along with me, 10 seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are?
Ten seconds of silence. I'll watch the time." See the video here!
Whenever he spoke, he would ask for the same 10-60 seconds of silence to remember those who helped each one in the audience become who they are ... We so fondly remember you Fred Rogers with grateful hearts.
I have really never considered myself a TV star.
I always thought I was a neighbor who just came in for a visit. ~ Fred Rogers
Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003)
He was an ordained Presbyterian minister, an American educator, songwriter, and television host. Fred Rogers' television show Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood was in production from 1968 to 2001 ministering to millions of young children and their families and through the magic of television continues to do so today.
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. ~ Fred Rogers Sung to the tune of Row Your Boat:
Propel, propel, propel your craft softly down liquid solution. Ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, existence is simply illusion. ~ Fred Rogers
What makes the difference between wishing and realizing our wishes? Lots of things, and it may take months or years for a wish to come true, but it's far more likely to happen when you care so much about a wish that you'll do all you can to make it happen. ~ Fred Rogers
Fred & Joanne Rogers
People say to my wife, 'What's he like?' What you see is what you get. It's just who I happen to be. ~ Fred Rogers
I feel the greatest gift we can give to anybody is the gift of our honest self.
~ Fred Rogers
I often wonder how much violence there is in this world due to unresolved grief. ~ Fred Rogers
I have a very modulated way of dealing with my anger. I have always tried to understand the other person and invariably I've discovered that somebody who rubs you the wrong way has been rubbed the wrong way many times. ~ Fred Rogers
Here's a video of Fred Rogers accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award
at the 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 1997.
You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you have to make choices.
And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are. ~ Fred Rogers
To read more about Mr. Rogers, you can start with his own company, Family Communications: http://www.fci.org continuing on his legacy.
And here is a great overview with wonderful links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Rogers
There are many informational and inspirational
web pages on Fred Rogers;
we thank them for educating us and for the pictures!
Look him up and read, read, read for yourself!
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