Morrisons Cove Herald - Putting cows on the front page since 1885.

By Bobbi Dempsey
otherwords.org 

Sesame Street Saved My Young Mind – Now We Need To Save It

Opinion

 

December 19, 2019



When I grew up in the 1970s, my father often sat in an alcoholic or drug-induced stupor.

When he was left in charge, the TV served as the “adult” in the room for us. As a toddler, I thought of Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie, and the other residents of Sesame Street as my pseudo-family.

Sesame Street, now celebrating its 50th year, transported me to a place that felt safe and familiar.

My actual family moved at least a dozen times before I started kindergarten. Given our poverty and my father’s frequent encounters with the police, we rarely stayed in one place for lon...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.



 

Reader Comments
(0)

 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020

Rendered 09/15/2020 14:44