In the Words of Charlie

With the Peanuts movie in theaters and the 50th anniversary of Charlie Brown’s Christmas, it seems like a good time to remember the words of Charles Schulz.

Never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker.

No problem is so big or so complicated that it can’t be run away from!

I gave up trying to understand people long ago. Now I let them try to understand me!


Sometimes you lie in bed at night, and you don’t have a single thing to worry about…That always worries me!

Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.

Life is like an ice cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time.


Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, “Is life a multiple choice test or is it a true or false test?” …Then a voice comes to me out of the dark and says, “We hate to tell you this but life is a thousand word essay.

Just thinking about a friend makes you want to do a happy dance, because a friend is someone who loves you in spite of your faults.


I think I’ve discovered the secret of life — you just hang around until you get used to it.

Are you upset little friend? Have you been lying awake worrying? Well, don’t worry…I’m here. The flood waters will recede, the famine will end, the sun will shine tomorrow, and I will always be here to take care of you.


Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

Stop worrying about the world ending today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.

Words to live by!


Feeling a lot like Charlie Brown

“Have you come to sing pumpkin carols?” Linus asks, in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.


I can’t say I heard any singing as we rode past a field of pumpkins along the Creeper Trail in Virginia, but I feel a little like Linus looking for pumpkins this fall.


Not the Great Pumpkin, but pumpkins, as well as other gourds to make the house look like fall.


No scarecrows, no ghosts or witches, no ghoulish displays, just pumpkins and gourds


maybe accompanied by a bromeliad, a couple of succulents, or a Christmas cactus. Do you think that will increase the likelihood of hearing those pumpkin carols?