The NFC B-Day Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sunflour, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Look who's birthday it is today...

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    Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts!

    Some interesting tidbits about him (courtesy of Wikipedia):
    • Like Charlie Brown's parents, Schulz's father was a barber and his mother a housewife.
    • Schulz admitted in interviews that, like Charlie Brown, he had often felt shy and withdrawn in his life. In an interview with Charlie Rose in May 1997, Schulz observed, "I suppose there’s a melancholy feeling in a lot of cartoonists, because cartooning, like all other humor, comes from bad things happening."[16]
    • Schulz reportedly had an intelligent dog when he was a boy. Although this dog was a pointer, and not a beagle as was Snoopy, family photos of the dog confirm a certain physical resemblance.
    • References to Snoopy's brother Spike living outside of Needles, California, were likely influenced by the few years (1928–1930) that the Schulz family lived there; they had moved to Needles to join other family members who had relocated from Minnesota to tend to an ill cousin.[17]
    • Schulz's inspiration for Charlie Brown's unrequited love to the Little Red-Haired Girl was Donna Mae Johnson, an Art Instruction Inc. accountant with whom he fell in love. When Schulz finally proposed to her in June 1950, shortly after he had made his first contract with his syndicate, she turned him down and married another man.
    • Linus and Shermy were named for his good friends Linus Maurer and Sherman Plepler, respectively.
    • Peppermint Patty was inspired by Patricia Swanson, one of his cousins on his mother's side. Schulz devised the character's name when he saw peppermint candies in his house.[18][19]
    • Lucy was modeled after Schulz's first wife, Joyce Halverson.

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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    -Kathy
     
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hi Kathy, Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

    I have about 45 minutes to relax before getting everything ready for the oven. Been playing most the morning [​IMG]

    Hope you can relax and enjoy yourself today too!
     
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    An oldie but a goodie!

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    Poor Scarecrow, lol.
     
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  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Happy thanksgiving everyone!
     
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    And the same to you!
     
  7. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    My heart is so full today I can barely hold it all. So much joy, so much laughter, so much love.
     
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  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    I'm happy for you @Blooie !

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours [​IMG] (From that full tick you liked so much, lol.)
     
  9. LittleLakePhil

    LittleLakePhil Flock Master

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    That pizza was terrific.....hit the spot then we went for Thai food yesterday.....yum....headed to the legion soon....a meal with friends.
     
  10. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    I'm thankful to have joined BYC and meet all y'all wonderful chicken lovers.[​IMG]
     

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