Hello Everyone. Scoop here, the Cub Reporter from The Shady Pines Gazette newspaper.
This just in. Mark your calendars because Friday, January 18th is National Winnie the Pooh Day! This is important to so many of our neighbors here in Shady Pines because we’re known to celebrate wonderful stories for children. We’re all about showcasing inspiring cartoon characters. In fact, we have a town full of them.
Did you know that it was author A.A. Milne who brought, Pooh, the adorable, honey-loving bear to life? The stories also which also feature Milne’s son, Christopher Robin. This special day commemorates the author’s actual birthday on January 18, 1882.
Milne’s lovable Pooh Bear, as he was fondly called, is a fictional bear inspired by a black bear named Winnie who lived at the London Zoo during World War I. The author’s son, Christopher Robin, would visit the bear often and named his own teddy bear after her and a swan named Pooh.
Winnie the Pooh is known for his loving nature and acts of kindness. He and his pals continue to brig joy to families everywhere.
One of the biggest Pooh fans we know is our very own Edna Sanders. She and her husband, Harold are parents to Boomer and Halley. Because of author Mary Jane McKittrick’s national award winning Boomer and Halley books, you could say the Sanders are sort of the first family of our small Southern town. Want to take a look? Go HERE
I’m about to visit the Sanders’ house and interview Edna about why it is that Pooh holds such a unique place in her heart. Do you have a favorite Pooh character or story?
Well, let’s find out what Edna has to say. Go HERE!