Tomorrow is National Winnie-the-Pooh Day

Happy Early Birthday to A. A. Milne

Happy 134th Birthday to A. A. Milne, creator of the much-loved Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Woods.

Milne, born on January 18, 1882, was inspired by his son’s stuffed animals.

Christopher Robin named his teddy bear after Winnie, a black bear he liked to visit at the London Zoo, and Pooh, a swan.

During my first (and only) trip to New York City in May 2015, I saw Christopher Robin’s toys in the children’s section of the New York Public Library.

As a Pooh fan, I was absolutely thrilled!

Here are three of my photos from that visit.

A close-up of the original Winnie-the-Pooh


Winnie and his pals


 The Hundred Acre Woods

Just to clarify, National Winnie-the-Pooh Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18th.

So make plans now to grab  a pot of honey and sing Happy Birthday to Mr. Milne.

Your Turn

My writing group announces our achievements with Tigger bounces. But if I had to choose one favorite Milne character, I think I’d choose Piglet.

Who’s your favorite?

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4 thoughts on “Tomorrow is National Winnie-the-Pooh Day

  1. Love pooh and piglet, so much my niece and I speech to each other as she is piglet and I am pooh. We both have lots of pooh things in our rooms , we treasure the kindness between them, I am 70 years old, the hallmark card stores caring the cutest things , pooh gives me such comfort, thank you and happy birthday mr. Milne

    • Oh, Jeanne, this is one of the sweetest comments ever. I love that you and your niece share a special Piglet/Pooh relationship. Like you, I have a few Winnie-the-Pooh items, too. I just love them. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by.