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When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

VALENTINE'S DAY
You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

This Day in Pop Culture for June 10

Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator or "Where the Wild Things Are" was born on June 10, 1928.

‘Wild Things’ Author is Born

Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak was born on this day in 1928 and is best known for his work and writing of the 1963’s children’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are” which was first published in 1963. It is said that Sendak based the monsters in the book on his relatives that would visit his family on Sundays during his childhood. In 2009, a live action movie was made of the story which was directed by Spike Jonze. In addition to writing and illustrating almost 100 books, Sendak also work on set deisign for theatre and ballet. Sadly, Sendak never believed in God. In an interview with Terry Gross of NPR, Sendak said “It must have made life much easier for some religious friends of his. He passed away on May 8, 2012 due to a stroke. He was 83.


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