Jan 18, 2009

Remembering Winnie the Pooh!

Today is Winnie the Pooh day!

................so a little history and some quotes (my favorites usually!) in celebration of this day. This most endearing bear was created by A.A Milne born on January 18, 1882 and named after a toy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne. Pooh's friends which include other popular characters such as Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga and Roo were also based on Christopher's stuffed animals. Winnie the Pooh stories were set at Ashdown Forest in East Sussex known as the hundred acre woods. Original versions of Winnie the Pooh stories were brought into beautiful illustrations by E.H. Shepard.

Besides being a very lovable bear adored by children, Winnie the Pooh's clear-eyed wisdom also won the hearts of adults. I'm honored to share some of Pooh's quotes hoping it will touch you there and remain !

“Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.”

“Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.”

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. I’ll always be with you.”

"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever."

"If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you."

"Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known."

"When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it."

"It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" :)

Even decades after his first appearance, the Pooh Bear continues to steal the hearts of young and old alike. I heard they are bringing him again to Ashdown forest with a sequel but the magic may be missing! Enjoy Pooh day!

17 comments:

Scrawler said...

I loved this post!Winnie the Pooh's clear-eyed wisdom also won the hearts of adults...just like winnie the pooh...Vinnie has won our little hearts..I mean Readers hearts for variety entertaining posts!:-)

sawan said...

happy birthday :P

so u do have the luxury of havin 2 birthdays a year! [or more] vinnie 1, Winnie pooh, vinnie 2?? :) wow

wer are the chocolates??

Simply Sur said...

Pooh the bear!! very sweet!:)

Lancelot said...

so Vin What about lunch??

karmanna said...

happy birthday, Vinnie :)

(& sorry for yesterday's comment )

Vinnie said...

Scrawler!! variety entertaining posts:):) thanks!

Sawan saar, hehhehehehe...thank u thank u, no chocolates in this recession yaar:)

SS, he is a sweetie-cutie!!

Lance, hehhehehehhe...thats y i like u so much!

Karmanna, thank u!!! forget it..raat gayi baath gayi

Chriz said...

i am christopher robin... haha... what a privilege...

Chriz said...

i am christopher robin... haha... what a privilege...

Sush said...

belated happy pooh's day .. didn't know pooh had such a history .. its cute!

Senorita said...

@ Happy B'day Pooh....

Vinnie said...

Chriz!! u echoing in my comments room:) so u still have ur teddy n others n go to play in forest...so cute!

Sush, thank u! now u know na..see some gyaan u will get from my post whether waste or otherwise, u decide:):)

Senorita, hehhehe! thankssss :):)

Scattered Thoughts... said...

Duh.. cant think of what to comment.. but just jotting here so that you know that I read it :P

like old class room days ST - Present Ma'am :))

kanaguonline said...

happy birthday ;)
that's really wonderful to know about Pooh.. I never thought It had some history..

Vinnie said...

ST, good student...physically present madam, but mentally in workland...this would be more better!!! u mechanical gearbox!

kanaguonline, thank u:) Pooh is a he-bear, dont say 'it':):)
thanks for visiting me...loads of honey for u!

kanaguonline said...

Oh!!! sorry for mentioning Pooh as 'it'. I haven't know about pooh earlier :)

Vinnie said...

Kanagu, hey, its ok..i'm happy i'm enlightening u..disney is also trying hard...a day will come n it will be soon....every kid, every adult, every grand adult will know Winnie the Pooh bear :):)

Dishita said...

I was very fond of pooh as a kid.
thanks for sharing the quotes. Thumbs up!!!

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