November 26: Good Grief Day!

No, today’s holiday has nothing to do with the stages of grief. Instead, it has everything to do with a little boy in a yellow shirt who never, ever, manages to kick the football. Good grief, Charlie Brown!

Charles M. Schulz, the creator of Charlie Brown and all the Peanuts characters, was born on this day in 1922. He passed away in 2000, but November 26, 2012 would have been his 90th birthday. Now, Good Grief Day celebrates Schulz and the whole Peanuts gang.

This year, I’ll be celebrating by looking at some of his comic strips and maybe watching one of his television specials (It’s after Thanksgiving, so no one can shame me for watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas” now!), but one of these days I’m going to explore the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California. I’m afraid I just don’t have time to squeeze in the 2,500 mile trip (one way) tomorrow. 🙂

“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.”

Romans 12:16

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