Throughout 2019, we have been taking a look back at 1969, the year Lapp Electric was founded, to learn more about what life was like during this time. It is with that in mind and in honor of the recent release of the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” which is “Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod” that we share with you this iconic mement from 1969.
The 1960s in American History included the Vietnam War and Civil Rights Movement.
It was with this as a backdrop in American History that in 1969, Fred Rogers aka Mr. Rogers aired an episode of his beloved children’s television series Mr. Rogers Neighborhood in which he rested his feet in a pool along with Francois Clemmons, who played Officer Clemmons on the show.
In 2016, Clemmons was interviewed and had this to say about the scene…
“‘He invited me to come over and to rest my feet in the water with him,’ Clemmons recalls. ‘The icon Fred Rogers not only was showing my brown skin in the tub with his white skin as two friends, but as I was getting out of that tub, he was helping me dry my feet.’
Clemmons says the scene — which the two also revisited in their last episode together, in 1993 — touched him in a way he hadn’t expected.
‘I think he was making a very strong statement. That was his way. I still was not convinced that Officer Clemmons could have a positive influence in the neighborhood and in the real-world neighborhood, but I think I was proven wrong,’ he says.”
P = Positive Attitude
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” – Herm Albright
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52 Memories Of 50 Years
In the early 2000s, we were introduced to Scott Scheffey and the team at Scheffey to help us rebrand. The Scheffey Team was the creative genius behind our “Before Lapp, After Lapp” happy face outlet campaign. Over the years we have used our Before Lapp. After Lapp! Receptacles in many marketing materials and our Happy Face Receptacle has even been known to make an appearance on the back of a lot of our Lapp Electric gear, including our uninforms.
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