Thursday, March 20 will be "Won’t You Wear a Sweater?" Day.
In honor of what would have been Mister Rogers’ 80th birthday on March 20, Mr. McFeely — aka David Newell, the public relations director for Family Communications, Inc. (the nonprofit company founded in 1971 by Fred Rogers) — has a special request.
"We’re asking everyone everywhere — from Pittsburgh to Paris — to wear their favorite sweater on that day," he asks in his best speedy delivery voice. "It doesn’t have to have a zipper down the front like the one Mister Rogers wore on the program, it just has to be special to you."
I haven’t decided which sweater to wear. How does one choose among favorites?
My brother Anthony claims he doesn’t have a cardigan, so he’s heading to the store tonight to buy one. It will be, he says, "part Mister Rogers and part Kurt Cobain." You can bet that I will post a photo.