Sunday, October 31, 2010


Halloween is celebrated in the United States, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Halloween has its roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain (summers end), and the Christian holiday of All Saints Day.
Halloween is a special day in the Bearwiskers household, its when he and his Angelbear met.
Bearwiskers says... Cool!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

War of The Worlds

It's October 30, 1938 and we are sitting around the radio listening to our favorite program. All of a sudden the radio announcer brakes into our programming saying that Space Ships have been sighted landing on earth! Orson Wells caused mass hysteria and frightened tens of thousands of listeners to flee from their homes and start praying when War of the World aired on Radio. The play was so good that people mistook it for the real thing.
Today people would be out there with their camera phones and it would be up on utube instantly!
Eye reporters would be on the spot reporting and Saturday Night Live would have a comic spot about it on their next show. Bearwiskers says... bring on the martians. Hey wait, didn't I see martians at Walmart the other day?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Frankenstein Friday

Today we celebrate Frankenstein Friday, a fun day to remember one of the best known horror characters and his creator, Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelly. Mary wrote the Frankenstein story in 1818, at the age of 21.
Did you know that Saint Frankenstein Day is celebrated as a public holiday in Transylvania, Molvania and Latveria?
What a day for the mad scientist of the world.
Bearwiskers says... TY Ron Macloskey of Westfield, NJ, who started this holiday in 1997.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Tag Art has new release

·:♥ Five new Singles have been released at My Tag Art ♥:·

Lady Liberty

The Statue of Liberty, presented to the United States by the people of France, was dedicated on October 28, 1886. The Statue of Liberty symbolizes freedom throughout the world. Bearwiskers says... God Bless America and thank you to the freedom loving people of the great nation of France. USA USA USA

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Rowland Hussey Macy open his "fancy dry goods store" today in 1858 at 204-206 6th Avenue and 14th Street, NY. In 1862 Macy's set a new store standard with the first in-store Santa. Elaborate store window displays (another first) appear in 1864. Macy's moves to a new store at 34th and Herald Square, and has 33 elevators and 4 escalators, the first American store to use them. The original wooden escalators are still working in that store. Bearwiskers says... Macy's is a great American department store, and want to visit the Macy's store in NY city!
TY Macy's Milestones

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

National Pumpkin Day

Celebrate National Pumpkin Day, one of Bearwiskers favorites! Pumpkin means large melon in Greek. The oldest known evidence of this fruit dates back to 7000 to 5500 B.C. Bearwiskers just had great tasting pumpkin pie, Yum Yum.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Nuke It!

The Tappen Company introduced the first home use micro wave oven today in 1955. It was an micro wave oven at 24 inches wide and cost $1,200. The Tappen Company started out in 1881 as the Ohio Valley Company, which manufactured cast iron stoves in Bellaire, Ohio. W.J. Tappen sold his stoves from the back of his wagon. Today the Tappen Stove Company is owned by the Frigidaire Company out of Dublin, Ohio. Bearwiskers has popped lots of pop corn in a micro wave oven.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Barrel Ride Anyone?

On October 24, 1901, the first successful barrel ride over Niagara Falls occurred when Anna Edson Taylor, a school teacher, rode safely over the falls in a barrel. You would think a school teacher would be smarter than that. Bearwiskers says... I'll just ride the maid of the mist.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day, do somthing nice for someone, pick up trash in the park, help a non-profit organization, help someone in need.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Teddy Bear Graphics at My Tag Art

My Tag Art released 8 new Teddy Bear Graphics today!
Go to My Tag Art to see them!

Today's release includes 6 Butterfly Teddy Bears. They are in HC Pack 3
Plus 2 singles Single-24HC and Single-25HC

Be sure to look at the Fall and Halloween Bears - they are still on sale!

National Nut Day

So does this want to honor all the kooks, looneys and daffy people or the nutritious and healthy nuts! Let's celebrate both, I know and meet lots of nuts and love to eat the great snack too. The maybe this day celebrates the nut that screws onto a bolt for fastening things. Who said that Bearwiskers has a nut loose?

Thursday, October 21, 2010


What's smarter than a talking bird?
A spelling bee!

Bearwiskers says... see angelbear's teddy bears at My Tag!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monster Mash

October 20, 1962, Bobby "Boris" Picket and the Crypt Kickers reach the top of the charts with "The Monster Mash". It was #1 for two weeks. Bearwhiskers says... I was working in the lab late one night... Cool.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

$.75 an hour!

On this day in 1947, the $.40 per hour is said to be too low and the Federal Works Administration changes to the great sum of $.75 per hour! Bearwiskers says... Wow!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Alaska

The Great State of Alaska became part of the United States on October 18, 1867. The great land was transferred from Russia to the United States, and the American flag was raised in Sitka at the Governor's house. Gold was discovered in 1897, by Joe Juneau and Richard Harris. There are lots of teddy bear lovers in Alaska. Bearwiskers says...if you ever get a chance - visit the amazing State of Alaska, you will love it!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Age is a issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Mark Twain

Saturday, October 16, 2010

National Boss Day

Always observed on October 16th in the US and Canada. Bearwiskers has the Greatest boss anyone could have. My boss is fair, honest, understanding, approachable and a great communicator! My boss puts extra time along side staff, doesn't yell or overwork me, has an open door policy and interacts with me to build better working relationships. I LOVE my boss. Now could I get a raise, please?

Friday, October 15, 2010

My Tag Art

I am happy and excited to tell you that My Tag Art has released Fall and Halloween Teddy Bears.
Check them out at:
Angelbear's Bears My Tag Art

HC Pack 1
HC Pack 2
Plus 3 single tubes.

I Love Lucy

On October 15, 1951, I Love Lucy, a black and white TV show started. Lucy Ricardo, Ricky, Fred and Ethel Mertz entertained us for many years. Lucille Ball was a Bearwiskers favorite actor. Lucy opened the door for women actors to play a lead role in TV.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dessert Day

Yep, today is one of bearwiskers most fun days, National Dessert Day! Let's have dessert with breakfast, mid morning snack,brunch, lunch, after nap snack, lunner, dinner, TV watching snack and the milk and cookies before sleep snack! Bearwiskers says...yum yum.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Teddy Bears Off To Work!

OK - I was driving to work today and happened to look over to the next driver, and there was a teddy bear riding shotgun! Then I get to a stop sign and I'm seeing teddy bears in lots of cars, all going to work. Some had ties on, some were al a natural, all looked happy to share the day - Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work Day - with others. Have fun.

Happy Birthday to the United States Navy. On October 13, 1775, the Continental Navy was established. Bearwiskers says...TY to the brave men and women of our Navy and all the Armed Forces of the United States, who put their lives on the line every day protecting us and our freedoms. Remember - Freedom isn't Free.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

National Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work Day

Usually held on the second Wednesday of October, Bearwiskers wanted to tell everyone about this holiday so you can make plans. Put your teddy bear (or one of them) on your desk and when people ask you why it's there - tell them. Every teddy bear has a history, a story, a memory. For the lucky people at home on this day, make sure you give extra hugs to your teddy bears.
Bearwiskers says...TY Gayle Crabtree, a real teddy bear lover.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Canada

Happy Thanksgiving Canada


On this day in 1890, The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Washington, DC. The DAR is dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. The DAR is a lineage based membership organization for women. There are over 3,000 chapters of the DAR in the United States and 26 chapters in 12 foreign countries! Bearwiskers says...TY DAR and God Bless the United States of America.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

What do you get?

What do you get if you cross a teddy bear and a pig?
A teddy boar!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Leif Erikson Day

Were the Vikings the first europeans in the new world? Rasmus Anderson published a book in 1874 that says so. The date was chosen because the ship Restauration coming from Stavanger, Norway, arriving in New York on October 9, 1825. Leif is said to have discovered the new world in about 1001. Bearwiskers says...break out the lapskaus and kransekake!

Friday, October 8, 2010

You're It!

October 8th is American Touch Tag Day. Tag, also known as it, has, he, tips, tig, touch, tick, queer, dobby, chasing, chasemaster, chasey , smear and other names is played world wide. You can add rules like home base, target, cree and more. Shell we play a game (oops, that's from a different game)? Bearwiskers're it!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Cats - opens on Broadway (you know, NYC) today in 1982. Remember seeing Cats? Bearwiskers says...I'm still waiting for the opening of that great show Teddy Bears!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

German - American Day

October 6 is German - American Day. Celebrating the German American heritage, commemorates the date in 1683 when 13 German families from Krefeld, Germany landed in Philadelphia, PA. The families founded Germantown, PA., the first German settlement in the American colonies. Bearwiskers says...Danke to these early pioneers. of America.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Do Something Nice Day

Today is Do Something Nice Day. Maybe a thank you or a smile (it won't crack your face)? How about holding the door open for someone. A random act of kindness would work. Say YES or say NO - think about it. Pay it forward in the coffee line. Bearwiskers says...I should try to do this every day, Do good, feel good.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Beyond The Sea

Written in 1946, Beyond The Sea, was a contemporary pop song written by Jack Lawrence. It has been recorded by many artist, including Benny Goodman, Mantovani, Roger Williams and Gisele MacKenzie. Bobby Darin's version released in 1959 has been the most popular reaching #6 on the Billboard Top 100. Now you have the song on the record, in Apollo 13, Austin Powers - Goldmember, Diner, Goodfellas, Lost, Black Rain, The X-Files and many more.
TY Wikipedia

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Father Knows Best

Today in 1954, Father Knows Best debuted on CBS, sponsored by Kent cigarettes. It started on radio in 1949 and competed with 19 other family shows. Jim Anderson played by Robert Young, was the father and Jane Wyatt the mother. After the first year, Kent cigarettes dumped the show because of low ratings, but Scott Paper Company picked up the show, changed its time slot, and the show was a hit. It was a great show for years, one of those shows that you love it or hated it. Bearwiskers Father Knows Best.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

October Reading List

Here is my October Reading List:

Whicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
Death on the D-List by Nancy Grace - Hailey Dean Series
Trial by Fury by J A Jance - J P Beaumont Series
Ghost At Work by Carolyn Hart - Bailey Ruth Series
Cat On the Edge by Shirley Rousseau Murphy -Joe Grey Series
Naked in Death by J D Robb - In Death Series (Nora Roberts)
Countdown by Iris Johansen - Eve Duncan Series
Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier - Lucy Stone Series

Candy Cane Murder is 3 books in one
"Candy Cane Murder" by Joanne Fluke
"The Dangers of Candy Canes" by Laura Levine
"Candy Canes of Christmas Past" by Leslie Meier


October 2, 1950, Peanuts comic strip starts it's great run. Peanuts first appeared in 1947 in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Today Peanuts is world wide with loyal followers. Bearwiskers says...TY Charles Schultz for a great comic strip series!

Friday, October 1, 2010

My Tag Art

I am happy and excited to let you know I signed up with My Tag Art.
My graphics will be there soon.
Go see all the great graphics at:
My Tag Art

In God We Trust

On October 1, 1957, In God We Trust was first used on US paper currency. The phrase first appeared on the 1864 two cent coin, and 1866 on the nickel, quarter, half dollar, silver dollars and gold dollars. In God We Trust became the official US motto in 1956.
One of the first references of the motto of In God We Trust is in the National Anthem. In the last stanzas "And this be our motto, In God We Trust. And the Star Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave, O'r the land of the free and the home of the brave." Bearwiskers says...God Bless America!