Friday the 13th

This newsletter is going out on Friday the 13th, a date that somehow became known as an “unlucky” day. But in our Neighborhood, every Friday the 13th was a “lucky” day…a “happy” day…because it was the day we celebrated the birthday of the puppet King Friday XIII!

Fred always focused on the positives, and it was important to him to counter the negative superstition of Friday the 13th. On and off camera, he applauded people’s strengths and appreciated their “gifts.” He made us feel “lucky” to be who we are.

So he named his royal puppet for that date — and it was understood that every Friday the 13th would be the King’s birthday. Of course we always celebrated with a birthday cake! Luckily for the King and for us, some years had more than one!

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