Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers
Because of Animal Crackers, many kids until they reach the age of ten, believe a bear is as tall as a giraffe. Stauffer's Biscuit Company produced their first batch of cookies in 1871, in York, Pa. Nabisco makes Barnum's Animal Crackers and are produced in Fair Lawn, N.J. There has been 37 different animals featured in their great tasting crackers. Can you name all of the animal crackers? Austin, a division of the Keebler Company makes animal crackers. Yum yum.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Panda Bears

Panda Bears are smaller than a mouse at birth and weigh about 4 ounces. They can grow up to weigh 275 pounds. The wild panda's diet is 99% bamboo. The collective name for a group is a sleuth or sloth, where a group of Teddy Bears is called a hug. Sounds made by pandas are called bleats, honks and growls.
Teddy is being quiet today.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Red Panda Bear
Did you know that there is a red panda bear? They live in the mountains of Nepal, northern
Myanmar and central China. Like the giant pandas, they have an extended wrist bone that almost acts like a thumb and greatly aids their grip. They live most of their lives in trees and even sleep there.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Yum Yum
tomato was put "on trial" on September 25, 1820 in Salem,
New Jersey. In front of a courthouse, Robert Johnson ate
a basket of tomatoes to prove they were not poisonous.
The crowd waited for him to keel over dead. He never did.
The best tomatoes I remember having were from New Jersey.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1930 and had a tomato can for a carburetor. Harley Davidson was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by William Harley and Arthur Davidson. You can tour a factory at York, Pennsylvania, Tomahawk, Wisconsin, Kansas City, Missouri, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cool, Teddy loves harleys.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Eh.... what's up doc? 1949 Long Hairer Hare starring Bugs Bunny is released in theaters. His first appearance was in 1937 in Porky's Hare Hunt. You do know who Porky is, don't you? Bugs has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He also appeared on a U.S. postage stamp, the first cartoon to be so honored.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

In 1947 an American pilot, Kenneth Arnold, reported seeing strange objects near Mt. Rainier, Washington. He described them as "saucers skipping across the water", hence the term "Flying Saucers" was born. Wow, Ken really started something there, didn't he?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Deb Canham

I am a member of DCAD Collectors Club. It's in it's 12th year.
It's the teddy bear club for Deb Canham bears.
I just got my club bears in the mail.
Oh my gosh! They are sooooo cute!
I got two bears. I love love love them!
Shirley Shilling is the Club Bear you get, plus because I renewed before August 30th, I got a second bear.
My second bear is too cute - it's April Fairy. (If anyone knows me - you know I love Fairy Bears!)
You have to check out Deb Canham's site:
Did You Know?
C3PO is the first character to speak in Star Wars. the Mel Brooks "Silent Movie" mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role. Thank you FunFactz.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Smile and you will get better service.
It takes 17 muscles to smile --- 43 to frown. The average person laughs 17 times a day, a child will laugh over 400 times a day.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Wow - Shelly Fredman visited my blog!
Thank you Shelly for your visit!

Shelly Fedman - thank you for your comment on my June Reading List.
I loved your book No Such Thing As A Secret - (1st book in the Brandy Alexander Mystery Series). I am enjoying this series. No Such Thing As A Good Blind Date will be on my July Reading List.
Happy First Day of Summer.
Teddy has to find his swim trunks. Speaking of the beach, do you remember seeing "Jaws"? Jaws was released in June, 1975 and was the first film to open in a large amount of theaters nation wide at the same time. Location filming was on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

2 of Angel's Bears Packages released

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

Happy Birthday West Virginia. West Virginia became a state today in 1863. Speaking of West Virginia, have you heard of Hugs Across America? They comfort childern through the hugs of teddy bears. They have chapters in Shinnston and Huntington, WV. Teddy loves the work of Hugs Across America.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The soft drink Mountain Dew had its beginnings with Hartman Beverages in Knoxville in the late 1940's. Teddy loves Mountain Dew with peanuts!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Have you ever been to the Steel Pier?

The Atlantic City Steel Pier was world famous. It was opened on June 18th, 1898, and was named "the Steel Pier" because of its steel underpinnings. It was the Quakers who built the Steel Pier as a place to relax and as a resort of their own. But, it was soon opened to the public.

The Steel Pier is over the Atlantic Ocean. The 1,000-foot long amusement pier offered amusements, concerts, food, beverages, concessions and more.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Statue of Liberty
On June 17, 1885, the Statue of Liberty a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, arrives in New York harbor. Originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World", the 151 foot statue was of a women holding a torch. On the pedestal of Lady Liberty is a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus which welcomed immigrants to the United States.

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breath free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door".

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Good Bears of the World
Give a teddy bear to spread love and caring to children and the elderly who are in need of comfort and solace. GBW was one of the first groups to donate teddy bears to police departments in the 1980's. GBW usually have a booth at the teddy bear shows where you can donate a teddy bear or buy a raffle ticket. Thank you Good Bears of the World.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Walk In The Park
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural cause.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Flag Day
The Second Continental Congress in 1777 by resolution on this day commemorates the adoption of the Flag of the United States.
Pennsylvania is the only state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday. The largest Flag Day parade is held in Troy, N.Y. and draws 50,000 spectators.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.
Teddy says he saw a bunch of hippos arguing over who was the best teddy bear maker, and their sweat was red.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Teddy Bear Review

I am excited to tell you that:
This bear is in your August Issue of
Teddy Bear Review.
Pecan Pie Day!
Today is pecan pie day, and tradition says that the French invented pecan pie soon after settling in New Orleans, after being introduced to the nut by native Americans. Small villages of the Quinipissa and Tangipahoa people were located in present day New orleans. Teddy loves pecan pie!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Did You Know - The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney.
Volney is a town in Oswego County, New York. The town was named after a French author who toured the area in 1808. The town of Volney was formed from part of the town of Mexico in 1806. The original name of the town was Fredericksburgh. They love teddy bears in Volney, N.Y.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Laughing - lowers stress levels and strengthens the immune system. Six year olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day!
It's a good thing I'm still going through my second childhood.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Teddy Bear Picnic
In 1907 John Bratton wrote Teddy Bear Picnic, and is his best known composition
of 250 songs and broadway musicals. The original title was The Teddy Bear Two Step.
Teddy Bear Picnic was featured in silent movies of the 1920's.
Irish born Jimmy Kennedy, working in England, wrote the lyrics to Teddy Bear Picnic
in 1932.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Doughnut or Donut?
Today is national Jelly Filled Donut Day.
Doughnuts have a disputed history, one theory is that they were introduced into North America by Dutch settlers in the 19th century, referring to them as "olykoek", a sweetened cake fried in oil. Doughnut or donut, Teddy wants a dozen please! Dahnk yuh vel.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Celebrate, celebrate, June 7 is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day!
Yum yum, Teddy is going to have a big bowl of chocolate ice cream, woo hoo.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

June 6 - 1933 first Drive In Theater opens in Camden, N.J.
The first film shown there was a British comedy Wife Beware.
When was the last time you were at a drive in?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

1956 - Elvis Presley introduces his new single "Hound Dog" on the Milton Berle Show,
and scandalizes the audience with his suggestive hip gyrations.

Hound Dog was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and originally recorded by
Willie Mae "Big Mamma" Thornton in 1952. Now go wag your tail.

Friday, June 4, 2010

National Donut Day!

Today, Friday June 4 is National Donut Day!
Teddy wants a donut! Honey Glazed!
Teddy Bears in Australia?
You betcha!
In the 1920's the Toy Joy company of South Yarra, Melbourne, started by George Kirby and his wife commenced business. WW1 meant a ban on teddy bears from Germany. The earliest teddy bears were fully jointed, made from English mohair, stuffed with wood wool, had twill pads with four feet and claws and glass eyes.
In 1966 the Lang brothers took over the company but it continues to operate under the Joy Toys name. That's ace mate!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Casey at the Bat was written in 1888 by Ernest Thayer and published this day in the San Francisco Examiner.
Holliston, Massachusetts and Stockton, California claim to be the Mudville described in the poem.

Customer - Do you serve crabs here?
Waiter - We serve everybody, have a seat.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Leave Work Early Day.
Now that's my kind of holiday. I'm going to leave work early and take Teddy out for an ice cream soda.

1835 - P.T. Barnum's circus starts his U.S. tour!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My June Reading List

My June Reading List

Yada Yada Prayer Group by Neta Jackson
Body of Lies by Iris Johansen - Eve Duncan Series
Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke - Hannah Swensen Series
I Is for Innocent by Sue Grafton - Kinsey Millhone Series
Tippy-Toe Murder by Leslie Meier - Lucy Stone Series
Knock 'em Dead by Rhonda Pollero - Finley Anderson Tanner Mystery
What Looks Like Crazy by Charlotte Hughes - Kate Holly Series
No Such Thing As A Secret by Shelly Fredman: Brandy Alexander Mystery Series
Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich

I think I need to add that in May I started reading Iris Johansen's Eve Duncan Series.
I actually read the first two books in her Eve Duncan Series.
I thought they were Great books. Well written.

I have three new books in a series for this month:
Yada Yada Prayer Group Series by Neta Jackson

Kate Holly Series by Charlotte Hughes
Brandy Alexander Mystery Series by Shelly Fredman
Today is Say Somthing Nice Day.
Hug a teddy bear and say "I love you".

Also, in 1938 Superman appears in D.C. Comics series issue #1 and is sold for 10 cents.
It would be nice to have a copy of that comic!