After a short hiatus, The Peanuts Gang has returned to the bench. I had anticipated the pony-tailed Violet Gray eventually making an appearance, and, sure enough, she did—in a violet dress!
Violet was alone today, but she can usually be seen hanging out with her best pals, Lucy and Peppermint Patty. She joins them on the baseball field playing left field and sometimes third base.
Did you know that Violet was the first one to not let Charlie Brown kick the football? She didn’t pull it away to be mean (like Lucy always did); she simply was afraid of having her hand kicked along with the ball.
I’ll have to admit I never cared much for Violet, because she was a bit of a snob from a higher-class family than the rest of the middle-class gang. Always bragging about her father, she was constantly aggravating and annoying Charlie Brown. I felt sorry for the poor little guy, because she was always picking on him!
That brings me to Lucy, who I disliked even more, because she was so darn mean to Charlie. Most likely, she stopped by the bench for a visit prior to the rest of the gang I’ve been writing about, but I missed her.
I don’t know who will visit next. Perhaps Charlie or Lucy will stop by again for another visit to my Sun City Peachtree neighborhood bench.