Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Computer Security Day

This annual event, started in 1988 and held around the world, is held to raise awareness of computer related security issues. There is lots we can do, but we have to be proactive, have a anti virus program, firewalls and strong passwords. Bearwiskers says... safeguard your data!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Teddy Bears

How do teddy bears keep their houses cool in the summer?
They use bear conditioning.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

December Reading List

Here is my December Reading List:

Hercule Poirot's Christmas: A Holiday Mystery by Agatha Christie
Decked with Folly (Special Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery Series) by Kate Kingsbury
Plum Pudding Murder (Hannah Swensen Series) by Joanne Fluke
Christmas Cookie Murder (Lucy Stone Series) by Leslie Meier
Still Life (Armand Gamache Series) by Louise Penny
A Fatal Grace (Armand Gamache Series) by Louise Penny
Sugar and Spice by Fern Michaels, Beverly Barton, Joanne Fluke, and Shirley Jump
Holiday Magic by Fern Michaels
The Cat, the Professor and the Poison (Cats in Trouble Mystery)  by Leann Sweeney

Meet Me In St. Louis

On November 28, 1944, the musical Meet Me In St. Louis premiers in New York, starring Judy Garland. Bearwiskers says... if you want to meet me in St. Louis, why are you in New York?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I Didn't Know That!

November 27, 1779, the College of Pennsylvania becomes the University of Pennsylvania, the first university in America.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Left Overs?

Got Any Left Overs?

We ate out so all we have is pie!
We have a traditional Pumpkin Pie
this Low Carb/Sugar Free one.
(the crust is ground walnuts)

The Price is Right

Premiering today in 1956, The Price is Right on NBC, with Bill Cullen and Don Pardo is a great favorite TV game show. The Price is Right moved to ABC in September 1963. In September 1965, The Price is Right was replaced by a talk show, The Young Set. In September 1972 the show was back on TV with the great Bob Barker and Johnny Olson (replaced by Ron Roddy after Johnny's death). Drew Cary took over hosting in 2007 and has done a great job with bigger prizes, more money and a faster pace. Bearwiskers says.. Come On Down, watch the Price is Right and have some fun.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Bearwiskers says...

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


"I want people to know that in every life there are storms. But we must remember to play after every storm and to celebrate the gift of life as we have it, or else life becomes a task, rather than a gift".
13 year old poet Mattie Stepanek, who succumbed to to the disease of muscular dystrophy. Bearwiskers says... thank you Mattie.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Cranberry Day

Yep, it's Cranberry Day! Native to North America, cranberries are grown in bogs, mostly in New England. They are a great snack and are used in dyes. I'll have some cranberry juice today, but wait till that great Holiday - Turkey Day - to have my cranberries.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Where Were You

November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot as he rode in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. I was at 47 th and Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. Do you remember where you were?

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Today is World Hello Day, just say hello to someone, or bonjour, hallo, hola, yeia' oou, ciao, ola', or as Bearwiskers says... hi y'all!

Saturday, November 20, 2010


A smile is a window in your face to show your heart is at home

Friday, November 19, 2010

·:♥ My Tag Art ♥:·

New Teddy Bears have been released at ·:♥ My Tag Art ♥:·

1 Package was released at My Tag Art today!
Please go check them out!
President Lincoln November 19, 1863

The Gettysburg Address

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate—we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom— and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

God Bless America

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Playing in the mud

My honeybear is a water sign, I'm a earth sign, together we make mud!
I love playing in the mud.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

K-Mart / Sears

On November 17, 2004, K-Mart announced that it was buying Sears, Roebuck & Co.
In 1893, Richard Warren Sears and Alvah C. Roebuck joined together to sell watches through mail order catalogues in Chicago, Illinois. The first Sears catalogue was published in 1888, and by 1894 the catalog grew to 322 pages. The first Sears store opened on February 2, 1925 in Chicago next to company headquarters, and the first free standing Sears retail store opened on October 5, 1925, in Evansville, Indiana. Bearwiskers and Angel Bear have both worked at Sears many moons ago.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Have a Party With Your teddy Bear Day

Yep, Have a party with your teddy bear is held on November 16 every year! Invite other teddy bears, bake a cake, play twister. Sounds like a great day. Bearwiskers says... PARTY

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sadie Hawkins Day

Started by Al Capp on November 15, 1937, in his comic strip, Sadie Hawkins was the homeliest gal in in the hills. Her father worried that Sadie would never find a husband, so he started a race where the unmarried women chased bachelors.If a women caught one of the slowpoke men, he would have to marry the lucky dame.
TY Al Capp

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Largest Bear?

It's close, but the Polar Bear is considered the largest bear. The brown bear, specifically the Kodiak Bear might be larger but not the heaviest. Bearwiskers says... I wouldn't want to feed them porridge every day.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Holland Tunnel

The Holland Tunnel opened on November 13, 1883. It was the first fixed vehicular crossing between New York and New Jersey. The first non official through the Holland Tunnel was a truck making a delivery to Bloomingdale's. The toll was $.50 and the tunnel cost 48 million to build. As of 2003 the tunnel has made 378,057,000 million. The tunnel was named after Clifford Milburn Holland, the designer of the tunnel.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Drive Through Please

The first drive through? the City Center Bank in Syracuse, NY in 1928! On November 12. 1946, drive through banking service starts at the Exchange National Bank of Chicago, Illinois. The first drive through food service goes to Red's Giant Hamburg in Springfield, Missouri in 1947. Today you can get just about anything at a drive through.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

Today we honor our Veterans. Thank you for your service. Bearwiskers says ... God Bless our Troops and God Bless America.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

·:♥ My Tag Art ♥:·

My Christmas Bears have been released at ·:♥ My Tag Art ♥:·

2 Packages and 3 new Singles have been released at My Tag Art today!
Please go check them out!

Semper Fidelis

Always Faithful, the United States Marines was formed on November 9, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pa. The USMC has about 205,000 active duty Marines and about 40,000 reserve Marines. The USMC traces its roots to the Continental Marines of the American Revolutionary War. Bearwiskers says... God bless the USMC and all the fine men and women who protect the citizens of the United States, the greatest country in the world.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wir Wollen Raus

We want out, so on November 9, 1989, the wall came down, the Berlin wall. On April 1, 1952, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin had ordered the open inner German border closed and a barbed wire fence was erected. Over the next few years, 1961, some says Nikita Khrushev, wanted a proper wall built, and on August 17 the first large blocks were put into place.

"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall", was said by President Reagan on 12 June 1987, on the 750 th anniversary of Berlin. On November 9, 1989 the brave people of Berlin did just that and Berlin was reunited.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Montana

On November 8, 1889, Montana entered the Union as the 41st state. Much of the great state of Montana was acquired in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. There are lots of teddy bear lovers in Montana.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Time To Change Your Clocks!

Did you change your clocks?
Here where we live - we set our clocks back an hour.
Spring Forward
Fall Back
Do you change your clocks before you go to bed or in the morning after you get up?
LOL - I always seem to forget one......

3 - 2 - 1 - go

How do you start a teddy bear race?
Ready, Teddy, Go!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa was born today, November 6, 1854 in Washington, DC. When Sousa was 13 he wanted to join a circus band. To prevent this, his parents enlisted him in the U.S. Marine Corps as an apprentice musician. Sousa was a band master and composer of military marches and the sousaphone. Sousa wrote 136 marches including: Semper Fidelis, the official march of the U.S. Marines Corps, Stars and Strips Forever, the National march of the United States. Bearwiskers says... Hoorah!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Leonard Slye

Roy Rogers, born Leonard Slye on November 5, 1911 in Duck Run, Ohio. Remember Dale Evans, Trigger, Bullet, Sons of the Pioneers? Roy was in lots of movies and TV shows. His first movie was in Slightly Static in 1935 and 12 other movies where he was uncredited. In 1938, his first movie as Roy Rogers was Under Western Stars. Bullet was stuffed and sold for $35,000 (I didn't know that), and Trigger was stuffed and sold for.... ready for this .... $266,000. Dale's stuffed horse Buttermilk sold for $25,000. Bearwiskers says... Wow.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

How'd you get so funky?

How'd you get so funky, Did you do the monkey, Born in Arizona, Moved to Babylonia -
King Tut
Today we celebrate the discovery of King Tut on November 4, 1922, in the valley of the kings in Egypt. Today, King Tutankhamun is on tour in the US, with his show now in Denver and going to NY City and St. Paul, MN next year. King Tut.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

TY John Montague

Today is National Sandwich Day, and Bearwiskers is planning to have one for lunch. Credit for the sandwich go to John Montague, Fourth Earl of Sandwich. Sandwich, Kent, England, is a historic town on the Stour River. The first elephant was landed near Sandwich in 1255, a gift from the King of France to the English Monarch Henry III. The elephant was taken on foot to the King's Zoo at the Tower of London. As the elephant was walking, a bull attacked the elephant, and with one move, the bull was thrown by the elephant and killed. Bearwiskers says... wow.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Teddy Bear Graphics

I thought I would give you a sneak peek of one of the Teddy Bear Graphics I made and just sent to My Tag Art.

My Tag Art released 30 of my Teddy Bear Graphics in October.... did you see them? Go to My Tag Art to see them!
You will see more bears later this month......... :0)

November Reading List

Here is my November Reading List:

Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke - Hannah Swensen Series
Merry Merry Ghost by Carolyn Hart - Bailey Ruth Series
Back to School Murder by Leslie Meier - Lucy Stone Series
The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse by Leann Sweeney - Cats in Trouble Series
The Search by Nora Roberts
Irish Lace by Father Andrew M. Greeley - Nuala Anne McGrail series
Boardwalk Empire by Nelson Johnson
Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz - The Spellman Files

I am reading The Search right now.

Happy Birthday North Dakota and South Dakota

North Dakota and South Dakota were admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889. There are lots of teddy bear lovers in the Dakotas!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Another British Invasion

On November 1, 1964, another British invasion band is seen on the Ed Sullivan Show. The Dave Clark Five, a clean cut band visibly relieves the host who was still suffering from a Rolling Stones riot a few days earlier. After the band plays "Glad All Over", Ed goes out of his way to tag them as "nice neat boys".

Bearwiskers says... Happy Birthday Micky