Who knew we had such celebrities in our midst?!?
Thursday, October 28, 2010
An Historic Discovery (?)
Do these puppets look familiar to you? They've been hanging around the library's puppet corner for a while now, as you can probably tell from their well-loved appearance. But do you recognize their likenesses from TV? I'll give you a hint: "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood..." YES! That's right! These are two of the puppet characters from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, more precisely, from the neighborhood of Make Believe! They are X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat! My co-worker Gail commandeered the cat years ago, renamed her Miss Kitty, and made her her permanent sidekick. She assists her with all her "Stories and More" and "Terrific Twos and Threes" programs and is often seen wearing fun and funky outfits (Gail is always finding cool new sweaters, skirts, and accessories for her; she's kind of like the library's version of Miss Piggy, now that I think about it!). Gail recently noticed the prominent wristwatch on her paw and discovered that she was one of the main puppet characters on Mr. Rogers, and then we found the owl among the other puppets. Here is a photo from the original show: