Jean Schulz's Blog

Jean Schulz, the widow of Charles “Sparky” Schulz and President of the Board of Directors at the Charles M. Schulz Museum, chronicles her adventures in the cartooning and comic book world of Peanuts.

Latest Blog Posts:

Celebrating Sparky’s Birthday with His Buddies

Nov 28, 2011

Every year around Sparky’s birthday, I gather with his golfing buddies for lunch and, if the weather is good enough, for a round of golf. This year we met on Monday, November 28—two days after his birthday. The weather was perfect, so we hit the golfing green. (left to right) Mike Jonas, Chuck Bartley, Val […]

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — The Big Day New York City

Nov 24, 2011

I had a wonderful time as a Flying Ace balloon handler in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. My grandson, Donovan Brockway, and I were part of a great balloon handling team, and we all had a perfect Thanksgiving Day walk along Central Park and down Broadway to Herald Square. I love sharing my personal photos, but this spectacular shot from The New York Times shows Snoopy as only a professional can capture him. Happy Birthday Sparky!

— Jean Schulz

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — Getting Ready

Nov 23, 2011

After a several year hiatus, this year I will be participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as a “balloon handler” for the Snoopy balloon. The parade is an amazing orchestration of thousands of moving parts woven together in a year-long exercise of precision. New Yorkers line the streets and windows of apartments along the […]

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