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
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.
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?