Who were the people in my neighborhood? No not my friends that lived next door or across the street from my grandmothers house in
Sesame Street was the place where anything was possible and anyone could get to. (I was especially happy when Uncle Stevie Wonder would come by for a visit.) According to my mother I had a unnatural attachment to “Big Bird” and after being given a Big Bird doll for Christmas we became inseparable.
There was Bob and Linda,
Gordon and Susan,
Maria and Luis
and Mr. Hooper
who ran the store on the corner surrounded by all these felt covered creatures that were just great.
Oscar the grouch, the Count, Bert and Ernie, Snuffy the Snuffleupagus (who was a secret until the mid 80’s) Cookie Monster, Grover, and Kermit the Frog (who left to purse a career on the Muppet Show)