Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Commermorates U.S. Solders who give their lives while in the military services.
First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War. First started as Decoration Day, and sponsored by the Women's Relief Corps, with 10,000 members.
In 1865, in Waterloo, NY, a social gathering was held to honor the patriotac dead of the Civil War by decorating their graves.
In Columbus, Mississippi in 1866, a group of women visited a cemetery to decorate the graves of Confederate soldiers who had fallen in the battle at Shilo. Near by were the graves of Union soldiers, neglected because they were the enemy. Disturbed at the sight of the bare graves, the women placed some of their flowers on those graves as well.
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
(Moina Michael, 1915)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Elvis Presley's teddy bear was named Mabel.
She was a 1909 Steiff and sold at an Elvis memorabilia auction in Memphis, TN., USA for $75,000 dollars! Do you remember Elvis singing "My Teddy Bear"?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Today is International Jazz Day.
Teddy likes cool jazz which arose during the second world war. During this time, jazz musicians from California moved to New York and mixed their music style with the bebop musicians. The smooth sound of saxophonist Lester Young also influenced the new combo sound which became cool jazz. The term "cool" started being applied to this music in 1953. Teddy was adopted around that time and he is a cool teddy bear.

Friday, May 28, 2010


Are you a Arctophiles?
Arctophiles are some of my most favorite people. I call myself a arctophile. Well, I don't go around the city streets screaming "I'm a arctophile, I'm a arctophile", but I am one. What is a arctophile,
it's a avid Teddy Bear collector! Are you one?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

First Teddy Bear
Morris Michtom and his wife Rose of New York! The first teddy bear was a plush velvet and shoe button eyes called Teddy Bear. The Michtoms hard work grew into the Ideal Toy Company. The original teddy bear can be seen at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The most expensive teddy bear sold in the US, $193,000!
How about a limited edition of 125 teddy bears made by a German company, solid gold and eyes of sapphires and diamonds - 43,000.00 pounds. How many do you want?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tiny Ted holds the current Guinness World Record for the smallest hand sewn teddy bear. He is 4.5 mm tall, fully jointed hand sewn eyes, nose and mouth. Tiny Ted lives in the Cheju island teddy bear museum in Korea. How would you thread those needles?

Monday, May 24, 2010

On this day in 1830, Mary Had a Little Lamb is published by Sarah Hale.
She also wanted and worked hard for a new American Holiday - Thanksgiving.
Sarah Hale also worked for Godey's Lady's Magazine of Philadelphia, the most
infulencial publication of its day.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Today is Lucky Penny Day.
Some people say that you should only pick up a found penny if it is face up.
A penny for your thoughts?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

2 of Angel's Bears Packages released today

·:♥ 2 New Packages of Angel's Bears tubes were released at CILM ♥:·

(Package 92 includes my wedding bears.)
In 1908 J.K. Farnell company makes the first British teddy bears.
The alpha trademark has been used on all Farnell teddy bears since the 1920's and were made of Yorkshire mohair. A alpha teddy bear was bought for Christopher Milne and went on to become Winnie the Pooh! Cool!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear is a mascot of the U.S. Forest Service created in 1944 to educate the public about the dangers of forest fires. Smokey is 65 years old. Only you can prevent wildfires.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Winnie the Pooh.
A.A. Milne wrote two stories about Winnie the Pooh in 1926 and 1928, and today Winnie is a favorite around the world.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Biffo the bear.
Do you know who that is?
In 1938 a British comic, The Beano was published weekly and Biffo the bear became the star and appeared in 1948. Biffo the bear stayed on the front cover untill 1974, and then Dennis the menace took over his spot. Great run Biffo the bear!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

In 1894 German toy company Gebruder Sussenguth shows a stuffed bear toy in their catalogue.
Their teddy bears can still be found for sale.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Did you know?
In 1834 Robert Southey writes and publishes Goldilocks and the three bears in England.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Today is Wear Purple For Peace Day.
Teddy is wearing his purple argyle socks today.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Armed Forces Day

Today is Armed Forces Day.

Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard, we thank you for your service.
The longest city sponsored Armed Forces Day parade is held in Bremerton, Washington. Bremerton is a great city and if you get a chance give them a visit. They love teddy bears.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Bearwiskers says this is Give Someone a Hug Day.
Everyone needs a hug sometimes, even teddy bears.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Limerick Day

Today is Limerick Day.
Teddy bear wanted to go to town for some honey.
But he was sad because he had no money.
Along came Angel bear singing her happy song,
All's ok Teddy, I'll share my honey with my honey.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

WOO HOO....... Today is Eat What You Want Day.
This is one of my favorite days to celebrate! Let's see, I think i'll start with...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Today is Clean up your room day.
Who said I had a messy room?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!

I had to share this......LOL Bearwiskers made me.....LOL
This is the cheesecake I baked for Mother's Day.
Looks yummy!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Today is No Sock Day.
Teddy put his favorite red and green argyle socks back into his sock drawer to celebrate today.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Today is International Tuba Day.
I remember what a thrill it was for me to see the teddy bear international tuba day march off in Orlando, Fl! Teddy bear tuba bands from all over the world marching and playing their tubas. I think the London teddy bear tuba marching band won that year.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Today is Beverage Day.
What's your favorite beverage?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Today is National Hoagie Day!
Also known as a sub, grinder, hero, Italian sandwich, po' boy, wedge, zep, torpedo, bocadillo, and roll, it is the official sandwich of the great city of Philadelphia.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Today is National Candied Orange Peel Day.
Yum yum
Teddy loves this day cause, orange peels go around oranges, oranges grow on trees, the orange trees have orange blossoms, bees love orange blossom nectar and make honey. Teddy loves honey!

Monday, May 3, 2010

May 3 is Lumpy Rug Day.
Teddy bears love lumpy rugs, they get that from snuggling.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The 1st week of May is National Teacher Appreciation Week.
Go out and find a teacher and give them a big thank you hug!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy Mother Goose Day!
Teddy my teddy bear loves mother goose stories.