linus prodded me to do some investigating into the life of his creator,
when your kids suffer failure and humiliation, you can tell them that
the world's most famous cartoonist had more than his share, too.
his high school paper turned down every single cartoon he ever sub-
mitted, but he eventually made $30 million a year from 'peanuts.'
his first love, a beautiful red-head, refused his marriage proposal.
charlie brown used to say, "nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter
quite like unrequited love," when referring to his beautiful red-haired
he was sent to war the day after his mother died of cancer. when
ordered to throw a grenade into a camp, he refused, because he saw
a little dog in it....snoopy!
he flunked countless subjects in school, coming to the realization that
"in the book of life the answers aren't in the back."
"happiness is anyone or anything that loves you,"