My thanks to Debbie for sharing this upcoming Mister Rogers Forever 2018 stamp with me recently, the commemorative stamp goes on sale beginning March 23, 2018. In addition, we are looking at his book from 1996, “Dear Mr. Rogers, Does It Ever Rain in Your Neighborhood?: Letters to Mr. Rogers”.
Today begins the countdown of being 10 days away to celebrating my Third Year Anniversary Milestone of blogging daily since launching AnchoredScraps – today is daily blog post #1088. As a reminder Monday is a Post Office holiday with it being President’s Day, I’m making sure to stop by the Post Office this morning to get my outgoing letters into the mail; any letters I write Sunday, and Monday will be waiting for Tuesday mail service.
Mister Rogers Forever 2018 Stamp
First, we are beginning with a partial excerpt about the upcoming stamp.
“On March 23, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Mister Rogers stamp (Forever® priced at 50 cents) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 477200). The stamp will go on sale nationwide March 23, 2018.
Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was known as a beloved television neighbor to generations of children. His groundbreaking public television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood inspired and educated young viewers with warmth, sensitivity, and honesty. The stamp features Walt Seng’s photograph of Rogers in a red cardigan and also includes puppet King Friday XIII, a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood character hailing from “The Neighborhood of Make-Believe.” …
Furthermore, you will want to click here for the full details on How to Order the First-Day-of-Issue Postmark and Covers for the Mister Rogers Forever 2018 Stamp.
Next we are looking at his book from 1996 – Dear Mr. Rogers, Does It Ever Rain in Your Neighborhood?: Letters to Mr. Rogers
“… In this collection of letters and replies, Mister Rogers encourages parents, grandparents, and teachers to cherish the questions and comments that come from their children. With sincerity and sensitivity, real-life issues are addressed in chapters arranged by theme—the world, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, feelings and fears, television, family relationships, and death. Based on his lifelong studies in child development, Fred Rogers offers a thoughful perspective on childhood and parenting…”
In reading about his life, I did not realize he was a year and half older than my Dad. I knew he was famous for Mister Roger’s Neighborhood, but did not realize he had been a Presbyterian Minister. Here is the link to the Wikipedia for Fred Rogers.
As we wrap up today’s post, this morning has found me already ordering a “good” used copy; I was able to get it for a little more than $5 for the 1996 book. Wishing you an uplifting good letter writing day ‘in your neighborhood’.
P.S. Today is day 17 of #InCoWriMo2018. Hang in there! We can do this writing one letter each day in February!
Attribution & Thank you to the following who I am referencing today –
Stamp Announcement 18-10: Mister Rogers Stamp, Stamp Services, Marketing, 2-15-18, excerpt, image, USPS USPSStamps
“Dear Mr. Rogers, Does It Ever Rain in Your Neighborhood?: Letters to Mr. Rogers” by
Wikipedia Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003).
The Holiday Schedule – 2018 Post Office Holidays
You may also enjoy from AnchoredScraps: “Lunchbox Letters”, “Laptop Letters”, & “Hummingbird Joy” – books by Bill Zimmerman 4-21-2015; Cherished Letters 3-05-2015 – includes the movie, The Letter Writer; and The Great Gilly Hopkins Movie & her Letters 8-06-2017