Ghosts are suppose to be scary but what about Casper, the friendly ghost? I am sure you all have all heard about Casper. Not only is he friendly but but he is also cute:
Now who could be afraid of Casper? Now, I wonder who he was before he died? The sad part of the story is that he was probably a young boy having fun and maybe chased a ball out on a busy street and . . . .
Who knows, the writers of the original story (Seymour V. Reit and Joe Oriole) never said. Most of us thought that this billowy puff of friendliness originated in comic books but that isn't the case. Way back in 1945, only two years after I was born, Casper first appeared in a short cartoon but he didn't have a name at that time.
The first cartoon didn't make much of splash but the second one entitled "There's Good Boos Tonight" released in 1948 started the Casper phenomena. I am glad it did. I always enjoyed those cartoons and still do. Yes, no matter how old a man gets, there is a small part of him that is still a boy. Please don't become a ghost anytime soon but have a great day today, you hear?