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Thursday, January 18, 2007
The Hundred Acre Wood
Apologies for no post yesterday. And, thanks for everyone who is playing along. I'm enjoying this and learning new things as well. Besides, it gives me something interesting to talk about each day. So, on to today's topic.

Deep in the hundred acre wood
Where Christopher Robin plays
You will find the enchanted neighborhood
Of Christopher's childhood days

If you have small children, you've probably heard these lyrics. Disney's Winnie-the-Pooh song has become associated with visions of Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and, of course, Christopher Robin frolicking in the forest. Although written in 1963, I first heard them in the 80s when my children were small - we still have that video.

In honor of that "tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff" today we salute his creator: A. A. Milne. Like many famous authors of children's books, Milne did not set out to write a book for children. In fact, he never read his stories to his own son, Christopher, preferring P.G. Wodehouse's books to read to his young son. Instead, the stories were meant for the "child in all of us." In this he succeeded. Even as an adult, the adventures of the characters of the Hundred Acre Wood still continue to entertain me.

Today in History: Alan Alexander Milne is born on January 18 in what year?
Blogger Jeanette J said...
the year 1882

Blogger Rachelle said...
1882 (London)

Blogger Denise Patrick said...
1882 is correct. Am I making this too easy? :~D

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