Happy Birthday Winnie


Pooh Bear Turns 85 Tomorrow

That’s right.  The Bear of Little Brain is having a birthday.  Tomorrow, October 14, Winnie-the-Pooh, or Pooh for short, will be turning 85-years-old.  He was “born” on October 14, 1926, or at least, that was the date of the first printing of the book ‘Winnie-the-Pooh.’  Although there have been some arguments as to whether this date really should be considered his birthday.  Some have argued that Pooh is a year younger than Christopher Robin. 

Christopher Robin was the son of the book’s author, A. A. Milne.  The fluffy bear Winnie-the-Pooh was given to Christopher Robin Milne in 1921, on August 21 which was when the lad turned a year.    Thus there is a somewhat justifiable argument that Pooh’s real birthday is actually August 21, 1921.

Still, if you don’t want to celebrate the Bear of Little Brain’s birthday tomorrow, you can always enjoy FRUMP day instead: Frugal, Responsible, Unpretentious, Mature Persons…but there again, I’d much rather raise a glass to a cute stuffed animal than be termed a boring old thing.