Monday, March 3, 2008

Oh my, could that be me?


I found this picture here this morning, and I'm pretty sure that's me on the left.

When I was about 5, I was a guest on Romper Room in Pittsburgh. The show was hosted by the lovely Ms. Jan. It was very long ago and I don't remember being on the show, but I still remember her face and still have the nicest feeling when I see her picture.

I have been told, over and over, that I was "So Funny" when I was on the show. That's me on the left.

I get the feeling, Ms. Jan kept me right where she could keep an eye on me. Yup, that's me in the yellow dress.

I think I visited the set of Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood while filming Romper Room. I couldn't find it, but I also have a picture of myself with Mr. McFeely. I'm told I was shy of Mr. Rodgers, but I liked Mr. McFeely and he took me to visit the Land of Make Believe. When we got there, Mr. McFeely introduced me to Owl and we got on like a house a fire. We talked and talked.

It wasn't till years later that I realized it was Mr. Rodgers in the tree.

When I was a little older, we moved into Mr. Rodgers neighborhood. We didn't know until after we had lived there a while. I trick or treated at his house once dressed as Princess Leia. He was very nice. I think he gave out Snickers bars, the big ones.

Years later, I stood in front of his house and sang "We are the people in your neighborhood." It was a college thing. He didn't call the police. Nice man.


Tab said...

I am so jealous of you! I used to love Romper Room and Mr Rodgers. I always dreamed of being on the show. So neat that you have these pictures and memories!

pj said...

I wish I could rememeber actually being there. According to my Mom, I was very entertaining.

Several years ago I saw a society article that mentioned Ms. Jan. I wrote the author and she passed a Hello and Thanks to Ms. Jan for me. I got a Thank You back. Sweet lady.