Clown of God
This year’s Gift of Giving will be Red Skelton: Clown of God. It will focus on items from the collection reflecting Red’s respect for many faiths and his gift of laughter. Red was friends with spiritual leaders and met the Pope twice. His personal collection has a range of faith-related books and relics. Red Skelton believed that his purpose was to give laughter to his fellow man. This resembles the folk talk of the Juggler of Notre Dame retold in Tomie dePaola’s children’s story “The Clown of God ”.
November – February