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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: January 18th, 2013

Pooh booksWe still have the Winnie the Pooh bear that I raced to Sears to buy more than 20 years ago when my daughter became obsessed with Pooh. It was sudden. It was close to Christmas, and at the time, no one but Sears had the stuff and fluff. I was huge-pregnant with my youngest, and I was on a mission to get one of the last remaining Winnie the Pooh bears in the city.

It’s hard to believe Pooh books started out in 1926. The ultimate holiday site says that author A.A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin’s, teddy bear inspired the stories. Another Winnie-the-Pooh-devoted site explains that January 18 is A. A. Milne’s birthday in 1882. It’s a perfect time to celebrate Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, rabbit, owl and Roo.

From Pooh, we got “rumblies in my tumblies,” “Oh bother” and “Don’t be redickerous”  – Tigger’s expression, among other memorable phrases.  And here is one of my favorites:

“One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.”
― A.A. Milne

Here’s a link to the Disney site. I’ve gotta find that bear and the books in this house. I have a Disney-loving granddaughter who must discover Winnie the Pooh.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one. 

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