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Mister Rogers arrives with an invisible-ink pen and a marker that reveals its writing. He demonstrates by making some X’s and O’s on paper.
Mr. McFeely stops by with a very heavy present for Mister Rogers that he says is a secret. Before opening it, they watch a videotape of Mr. McFeely’s visit with marble sculptor Allen Dwight which includes Mr. Dwight sculpting a marble block with various tools. After the video, the present is opened to reveal the finished sculpture. Mister Rogers comments that he is thrilled that they would think to give it to him and Mr. McFeely suggests that this has been one of his favorite deliveries.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday announces to Lady Aberlin that he has an invisible announcement -- not only that, but after a fanfare he proclaims his inaudible, invisible announcement. He declares that when he is ready, he will reveal his secret.
At the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine whispers her secret to Lady Aberlin: she is getting married to Neighbor Aber. Lady Elaine is reminded of a time she thought she was going to marry Corney and Lady Elaine assures Lady Aberlin that she does not make the same mistake twice.
At the school, Harriett Elizabeth Cow is late and the children hide behind their desks to surprise her when she arrives. Lady Aberlin arrives with a new teaching board on which she draws an O with an X inside – “a hug and a kiss together.” When she pulls up the plastic layer on the front, the hug and kiss disappear. Miss Cow explains that it’s not magic but Daniel still wonders where the hug and the kiss went. Lady Aberlin suggests that real hugs and kisses go straight to your heart. She then brings up the topic of weddings which makes Harriett Cow suspicious. Ana mentions that she would like to marry Daniel when she grows up.
Back at the Museum, Betty Okonak Templeton is informed of Lady Elaine's secret. Lady Aberlin returns in time to hear Lady Elaine sing a song full of excitement for her pending "marriage." After her song, Lady Elaine shows her balloon ring causing doubt in the mind of Lady Aberlin.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers concludes by expressing his gratitude for the marlbe sculpture and that he will write some thank you letters -- with regular ink.
With Fred Rogers
Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
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