Thursday, July 7, 2011

Good Grief!

In those heady, Happiness is days, Charles M. Schulz was at the top of his game. Peanuts was everywhere, his characters on everything. Good grief, Snoopy had even gone to the moon!
     I wrote a letter to him on my Charlie Brown stationery. I told him we shared a last name, except that my family spelled it with an “e” on the end. I told him there was a little red-haired girl in my class who said I reminded her of Schroeder, but that I was too shy to tell her how much I liked her.
     Actually, she was blonde.


  1. Great G post. I an over the hill girl but I always identified with Charlie Brown except my crushes were on red headed boys. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

  2. Loved Peanuts and the simple everyday frustrations of life. Good Grief, this is a great post.

  3. I also love peanuts.

    Gold and Green
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team.

  4. Sweet post. Did he ever respond to your letter?

  5. Oh, I had my red-haired girl...
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  6. @Meryl: Schulz apparently was very good about responding to fan mail. I didn't get a personal response, but he did send me a picture—not an original, alas—that I still have.

  7. I remember writing to the Beatles! lol! Youth eh? Such fun!
    Denise ABC Team

  8. Love Peanuts. Sweet, sweet take on the theme!!

    G is for...

  9. Brings back memories as 'good grief' was something we'd quip as kids-quoting the great CB, of course!
    On behalf of the ABC Weds team, thank you for such an educational and entertaining post!

    ABC Weds Team

  10. Good grief sound a lot better than OMG to me! Love the characters Schulz created, because they are so close to real life:):)

  11. I agree with Jeannette (above) about preferring the expression "good grief" over OMG! I always enjoyed Peanuts cartoons and looked forward to the coloured ones in the Saturday/Sunday papers. How lucky you are to have received a picture, even if not the original.

    abcw team

  12. Great take on the theme. I enjoyed the story too. :)

  13. I was just thinking of him the other day and his quote"Happiness is a warm puppy" It's a cliche now, but if you tried to define happiness (and I was thinking about next week's ABC,) what a brilliant definition it is. Most people can actually identify with it. Amazing talent with words.

    P.S.I agree with the others about OMG

  14. I wrote to Charles Shulz when I was about 8 asking for an original drawing from him. His office did send me back a autographed xerox of the usual gang. I kept it in my bottom drawer for years and when I was 18, my mum, deciding that I had moved away and didn't want my bottom drawer stuff any longer threw it out. Good Grief!


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