Archive for the 'Birthday' Category
It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won’t You Wear A Sweater?!?!
Today we’re celebrating the birthday of one of our childhood icons – Mister Rogers!
And in honor of his birthday everyone is being asked to wear a sweater today. Cardigans are optional (but preferred!)
So let’s make the most of this beautiful day,
Since we’re together, we might as well say,
Would you be mine? Could you be mine?
Won’t you be my neighbor?
Won’t you please, won’t you please,
Please won’t you be my neighbor?
Here is a video from Mr. McFeely talking about wearing a sweater in honor of Mister Rogers.
photo credit: via flickr
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
Yes its true, yes its true or
so that it seems,
That today’s a big day,
the kind even in dreams,
For all little girls and all little boys
Will wake up bright and early to read with much joy!
And they’ll read. And they’ll read. And when they’ll get to the parts
were their giggles begin and the laughter, it starts
And they’ll giggle and giggle with laughter for sure!
Oh, the noise! Oh, the noise! Oh, the noise! Noise! Noise! Noise!
(and we know that the Grinch would have hated the noise!)
So a big birthday thanks
for the magic and more
Thanks for that Cat in the Hat
and the rest of the score
We loved all your stories
we loved them galore
Let’s sing! And Let’s sing!
And then sing! Sing! Some more!
That’s about as good as it gets as my rhyming’s quite sad
but lets just give some thanks for the fun we’ve all had
Its a big celebration out here on the tubes
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to youse!
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday today by taking part in Read Across America Day (March 02, 2010) and encouraging the reading of books.
Today, Sunday January 17, is the birthday of US First Lady Michelle Obama.
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is the wife of the forty-fourth President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States.
Michelle Robinson was born and grew up on the South Side of Chicago. She graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. After completing her formal education, she returned to Chicago and accepted a position with the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her future husband. Subsequently, she worked as part of the staff of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Medical Center. Throughout 2007 and 2008, she helped campaign for her husband’s presidential bid and delivered a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She is the mother of two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and is the sister of Craig Robinson, men’s basketball coach at Oregon State University.*
*source: wikipedia – Michelle Obama
Charles Schulz (cartoonist-Peanuts)
One of America’s most influential cartoonists, the late Charles Schulz is most famous for his comic strip “Peanuts” and its beloved characters including Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Pig Pen and of course Snoopy.
Along with the comic strip Schulz also created 2 of the best television holiday specials ever – “A Charlie Brown Christmas ” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”.
Today is a special day for us “Charlie Browniacs” and join us as we celebrate with a little music, specifically what has become the signature tune of the Peanuts TV specials – “Linus and Lucy.” Here is a nice interpretation of the tune by the group The Divine Comedy. Enjoy.