Franklin’s “Mom” gets the good treatment in Philly

You’ve seen me talking before about Harriet Glickman, the woman whose letter to Schulz inspired him to create Franklin in the 1960s – the letter itself is included as a pull-out item in my book The Peanuts Collection. Since then, she’s been getting ongoing attention, which hit a high point over the past few days at the NAACP convention in Philadelphia, where she sat for a number of interviews, got recognized by the NAACP, and got honored by the city itself, with a presentation by Mayor Michael Nutter. There’s an article covering some of this here (expect more to come; she did over a dozen media interviews while there) and pictures of her with Mar Mar Tidbit, the voice of Franklin in the upcoming Peanuts movie, here. (And in the small-world department, the pictures here are them being interviewed by Patti Jackson of WDAS – the same radio station where my stepbrother-in-law Tony Brown is host of the 7 PM to midnight shift!)

Administrative
AAUGHtober announcement: The AAUGH Blog Podcast

Remember earlier in the month when I promised you some big AAUGHtober announcement? Well here it is: I have just launched The AAUGH Blog Podcast, a weekly transmission of comment and insight on Peanutsy things from your humble AAUGH Blogger. I’m describing it as “news, muse, and interviews”, although my …

Schulz/Peanuts news
The flames have been closer than earlier maps showed

It’s about 9 PM Wednesday, and looking at the map for the fire – which is only 10% contained – it’s gotten closer. And no rain in the forecast. We could really use some rain. (Added later: folks who are more in touch with what’s going on there tell me that …

Schulz/Peanuts news
Where to direct your charity

With the news about the Schulz home burning in the fire, people are wondering how to help. I’ve already heard people asking if Jean Schulz has put up a Go Fund Me page. To be frank, that seems like an unlikely thing to have happen. The Schulz family is in …