Friday, August 30, 2013
Remembering the Past
We always start our mornings off with the Apologia series, What We Believe. This semester we have started on the third book in the series, Who Is My Neighbor. Today's readings took me right back to my childhood. In this chapter the book talked about Mr. Rogers Neighborhood and Barry Manilow writing and singing the advertising jingle for State Farm (Like a good neighbor State Farm is there) in his early days. I have always been a huge fan of Barry Manilow and of course anyone in my age range watched Mr. Rogers Neighborhood as a kid. This made me think that Grace literally had no idea who Mr. Rogers was and had vague notions of Barry Manilow. I immediately went to youtube to find a clip of each for her and she of course was horrified that any kid would have liked Mr. Rogers and that the puppets were really creepy. She did enjoy the clip of Barry Manilow singing the advertisements for Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, KFC, and McDonalds. She was most familiar with the Band-Aids commercial song because that one is actually still played today.