Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang celebrated their 60th anniversary this month. Shroeder was going to provide entertainment, but the arthritis in his fingers was flaring up.

I can't imagine growing up without Peanuts. They taste so good covered with chocolate.

Snoopy was really smart. He taught me that you don't have to worry about keeping a roof over your head because you can sleep quite comfortably with a roof under your head.

Without Snoopy, I never would have known it was a dark and stormy night.

Lucy made it clear we don't need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on health insurance because the psychiatrist only charges five cents.

From Lucy, I learned even a girl who thinks she knows everything can't help falling for a musician.

Contrary to popular belief, thanks to Lucy¸ I am only the world's second greatest fuss budget.

I don't care what anybody says, we're still in the midst of a recession. If you don't believe me, consult Charlie Brown's hairline. (Hey, if I don't blame him, Lucy will.)

If Charlie Brown had grown up to be an adult, he probably would have been a fireman so he could rescue his kite from the kite-eating tree.

I can't prove this, but I'm pretty sure Charlie Brown's teacher spoke English as a second language.

*** This is no joke. That loveable 60-year-old, 8-year-old round-headed kid reinforces that we should never lose touch with the child within us – regardless of our age. Happy Birthday, Charlie Brown!