Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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This Saturday, May 25th, bring the kids and we will give them a small blooming plant for them to give to a friend or relative in need of a little kindness – in honor of Mister Rogers’ Day of Kindness.

Last summer, James and I went to the Alamo Drafthouse to see “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”, PBS’s documentary about Fred Rogers. Wow, it’s a tearjerker -in a good way! Academy award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville “takes us beyond the zip-up cardigan and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination” (Rotten Tomatoes). 

The May 12th issue of our Corpus Christi Caller Times had a story on Mister Rogers that got us thinking. Fred Rogers used the number 143 to say, “I love you”, as each digit reflects the number of letters in each word of the phrase. May 23rd is the 143rd day of the year, and there’s a movement in his home state of Pennsylvania to honor Mister Rogers with a day of kindness; Gill’s is getting on board! 

This Saturday, bring the kids and we will give them a small blooming plant for them to give to a friend or relative in need of a little kindness – in honor of Mister Rogers’ Day of Kindness.

While you’re here, we’d love your child to write a short note about who is getting their plant and why. We’ll share the responses in an upcoming garden blog!

-Sally Gill

2 Comments on “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

  1. Kudos to you and James, Sally! Mr. Rogers is a hero of mine and I LOVED the movie as well! What a wonderful thing to promote – spreading kindness with plants. A great combination! Sure do miss Gill’s now that I live in Austin! 143:)

  2. Sweet Joan – We are forever grateful to you for sharing your passion and love for learning and exploring the world. You broadened many, many minds. Thank you!! You were our very own Mister Rogers…MRS. MEAD. Thank you! 143:)

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