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Sat Oct 27, 2018, 06:08 PM

That was Mr. Rodgers neighborhood.

Years ago I visited a girl I knew from Ohio University over winter break in Squirrel Hill and we walked by Fred Rodgers house not far from where she lived. I feel this shooting in my guts.

I am in Chicago and at nice Italian place and I feel like crap.

Btw fuck the NRA

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 06:10 PM

1. I just heard that

What a horrific week

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 06:20 PM

2. As if this wasn't bad enough. Not a beautiful day in the neighborhood today.

 

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 06:35 PM

3. I used to live in Squirrel Hill, right around the corner from where the vigil was just held...

 

...and I would run into him quite often. Very nice guy, always pleasant, always friendly.

Rest in peace, Mr. Rogers...

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Response to ADX (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 07:03 PM

7. I am a straight white guy and I just hit 60

Funny I have been lucky and I have traveled a little bit and I have my own little business but one of the high points of my life was seeing Fred's house and spending time in Squirrel Hill with my buddy. I still remember the incline railroad.



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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 09:34 PM

8. You talking about the incline from Station Square up the mountain to Grandview Avenue?

 

...I LOVED living in Pittsburgh. Truly great American city...

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Response to ADX (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 11:07 PM

9. I am afraid of looking @ the list of the victims ...

... because I might see a name I might know.

I forgot the name of that incline RxR but the pictures are still in my mind.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 06:38 PM

4. Fred Rogers would have been appalled

Fred Rogers taught us a lot of things. One of them is that everybody has worth and has importance. His gentle encouragement to be kind to and love each other as well as ourselves has always stuck with me. This awful shooting flies in the face of everything he stood for.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 06:40 PM

5. And the WQED studio where it was filmed is only about 1 mile away

 

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 06:47 PM

6. I'm thinking of Fred Rogers and his wise words today

Of these especially: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"

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