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Jane Norman, 1934-2017

Unless you’re from the Philadelphia area you won’t know who this person is and even if you are you may not know the name, but those of us of a certain age almost certainly will remember the TV show Pixanne.  For almost all of the 1960s Pixanne – Ms. Norman – educated and entertained children with her local morning television program.  A Peter Pan-like character, she wore a green pixie costume and lived in an enchanted forest with a bunch of furry puppet friends – and she flew!  The songs she sang were her own compositions and she delighted children – including The Curmudgeon – and their parents alike.  The Curmudgeon imagines that anyone who recognizes the name or the face is smiling now, and if her passing chokes you up a little, too, that’s okay.