Monday, February 28, 2011

March 2011 Reading List

Here is my March 2011 Reading List:

Getting Old Is Murder by Rita Lakin
Irish Whiskey by Father Andrew M. Greeley
What's a Ghoul to Do? by Victoria Laurie
Better Read Than Dead by Victoria Laurie
Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
The Ghost and the Dead Deb by Alice Kimberly
Dolled Up For Murder by Deb Baker
Murder of a Small-Town Honey by Denise Swanson
A More Perfect Union by J A Jance
Q Is For Quarry by Sue Grafton
Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter by Blaize Clement
Catch a Rising Star  by Tracey Bateman
You Had Me at Good-bye by Tracey Bateman
That's (Not Exactly) Amore  by Tracey Bateman
Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

Let's take a sea cruise

Today in 1849, regular steamboat service from the west coast to the east coast of the U.S. begins with the SS California from San Francisco Bay to New York Harbor. Time of travel - 4 months and 22 days!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

U.S Olympic Gold

Today in 1960, the U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats U.S.S.R. 3 - 2 en route to the gold metal.
Bearwiskers says... USA USA USA!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Teddy Bears

I have been working on my Spring and Easter Teddy Bears.

This is one of my Teddy Bears.
She is holding a basket of tulips..
I hope you will like my new bears.

45 or 78 rpm

Today in 1955, Billboard reports that 45 rpm single record formats was outselling the 78 rpm's for the first time. Bearwiskers says... wow - that's a record!

Friday, February 25, 2011

That'll Be The Day

On this day in 1957, Buddy Holly and the Crickets record and released "That'll Be The Day". Holly and his band"The Three Tunes" had recorded the song in 1956 in Nashville, Tn., but was not released. The song was also recorded by the Quarrymen, you know them as the Beatles.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Capitol

On this day in 1866, The Capitol Building in Washington, DC displays an American Flag made entirely of American bunting, the first.
God bless America.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Say What?

You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, the used against you.
A day without sunshine is like, well, night.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spring Must be Close!

The robins are back! Spring must be close!

I took this picture this morning. I saw several Robins out front, too!

Hug a Teddy Bear

Bearwiskers says today is Hug a Teddy Bear Tuesday. See that Teddy Bear looking sad? HUG TIME.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Today Is President's Day

President's Day is now celebrated on the 3rd Monday in February.

In 1971, President Richard Nixon combined Washington's and Lincoln's birthday holidays into Presidents' Day.
Before that, in February, we honored just the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
Today, we celebrate all our presidents on President's Day.
It's a Federal Holiday.
Stores are open and you will see lots of sales today.
How do you celebrate President's Day?

Carolina Parakeet

The Carolina Parakeet was the only parrot species in the eastern United States. It was found from the Ohio Valley to the Gulf of Mexico. The last Carolina Parakeet died in 1918 at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


I added one new Mask to my mask page Masks by Granny Doodle

Oz Vs Alice

The Wizard of Oz was a novel written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum. The movie is very different than the book.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, shortened to Alice in Wonderland, is a 1865 novel written by Charles Lutwidge Dodson - pseudonym Louis Carroll.
Beawriskers likes them both, but the Wizard of Oz is my favorite, what's yours?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cracker Jacks

Today in 1912, the first prize was inserted into a Cracker Jacks box. Remember the song Take me out to the Ball Game in 1908. In 1918 Sailor Jack and his dog Bingo first appeared on the box. Today Frito-Lay owns Cracker Jack.

Friday, February 18, 2011

New Teddy Bear tubes were released at My Tag Art

New Teddy Bear tubes were released at ·:♥ My Tag Art ♥:· today!

4 singles - including this one .......
Please go check them out!


On this day in 1953, Lucy Ball and Desi Arnez signed a $8,000,000 contract to continue the "I Love Lucy" TV show through 1955. That's right, 8 million! With that kind of money you would think they could move out of that one room apartment they were living in!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


On this day in 1936, the cartoon strip "Phantom" , writer by Lee Falk debuts. The Phantom is still running. The Phantom was the first super hero to wear a skin tight costume, and the first to wear a mask with no pupils.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Take the A Train

The first subway car with side doors goes into service in New York City. New York did have the nation's first elevated line, or the "El". The first underground transit was in London and opened in 1903. The second was the Glasgow, Scotland in 1891. Remember Budapest and Paris. How about Boston and Philadelphia. Chicago waited until 1943 for an underground. Today there are 63 subways, and Bearwiskers says...let's ride them all!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Richard Wagstaff Clark

The Dick Clark Show debuted on ABC-TV today in 1958. On the show were Connie Francis, Pat Boone and Jerry Lee Lewis. Dick was hosting a radio show in 1955. When Bob Horn (hosting Bandstand) went on vacation, Dick filled in for him. When Bob was fired for a drunk driving arrest, Dick took over the show, and the rest is history.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Love & Hugs to all

St. Patty's Day Masks

I added 2 St. Patty's Day Masks at Masks by Granny Doodle


On this day in 1958, a 4 passenger T-Bird, made by Ford, was introduced and called the Square Bird by the "Cool" people. It's what turned the T-Bird from a sports car into a luxury car.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


On this day in 1915, the cornerstone of the Lincoln Memorial was laid. The statue of Lincoln is 19 feet high and weighs 175 tons.

Friday, February 11, 2011

New Teddy Bears Were Released at My Tag Art

New Teddy Bear tubes were released at ·:♥ My Tag Art ♥:· today!

One Package - including this one ....... 

Please go check them out!

Got Milk

Today in 1878, milk is delivered for the first in bottles. Milk man, Alexander Campbell in New York was the first. Up until that time you brought your own containers to the milk man.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Big Time Wedding

On this day in 1863, New York City, Tom Thumb 3 feet-4 inches) and his lovely bride, Lavinia Warren (2 feet-8 inches) were wed. Over 2,000 of their closes friends attended. Charles Sherwood Stratton of Bridgeport, Connecticut was renamed and branded General Tom Thumb.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine Masks

I posted my Valentine Masks on Masks by Granny Doodle

Yeah Yeah Yeah

On this day in 1964, The Beatles make their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. John Lennon and Paul McCartney played together in the late 1950's in the Quarrymen. With George Harrison they formed the Silver Beatles in 1958, and added Ringo Starr in 1962 and dropped the Silver from their name. "I Want To Hold Your Hand" sparked their success.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Buddy Holley

Today in 1956, Buddy Holley signs with Decca Records, and the contract mistakenly drops the "e" in his name. Buddy thinks it's a good idea and drops the letter from his name as well. Buddy, or Charles Hardin Holley was born on September 7, 1936, in Lubbock, Texas. Buddy Holly and the Crickets had a #1 hit with "That'll Be The Day", which is a line from a 1956 John Wayne movie. Don't forget "Peggy Sue", another top hit. When in Lubbock, Tx, go see his walk of fame and statue.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers, winning Super Bowl #45, over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Now what is Bearwiskers going to do till September?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Are U Ready?

Super Bowl 45, really? Game 1, each player gets $15, 000 and ticket prices go up to $12. Not even a sell out. Skip to #17, Red Skins win their first Super Bowl with John Riggins and the Hogs. #35 sees the Baltimore Ravens (formerly the Cleveland Browns), win their first Super Bowl. #41, Indianapolis Colts (formerly Baltimore Colts) win their first.
Today, #45 ticket start at $3,000 and will go up to $277 K. Commercials cost $3 million for 30 seconds, and there will be about 45 minutes or so of them. Winners get $83, 000 and losers get $42, 000 per man. Bearwiskers says ... Go Green Bay!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Readers Digest

On this day in 1922, Readers Digest was first published. It's a great magazine, but the doctor and dentist need to get some updated copies!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentine Teddy Bear Tube

Sweet Valentine Couple
Teddy Bear Tube Released today at My Tag Art!
You can see a bigger view by going to My Tag Art

Happy Birthday Barbie

Today in 1959, was the first day of the Barbie doll introduced to the world at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Created by Ruth Handler, one of the founders of the Mattel Company, Barbie was named after Ruth's daughter. Later on, when the Ken doll was made, it was named after Ruth's son.
After fighting breast cancer and undergoing a mastectomy in 1970, Ruth could not find a suitable prosthetic breast, so she designed one that was more natural. In 1975, Ruth received a patent for Nearly Me, a prosthesis made of material close in weight and density to natural breasts.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Day The Music Died

Today in 1959, rock and roll singers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (the Big Bopper) died in a plane crash near Mason City, Iowa.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Punxsutawney Phil

The groundhog has spoken! Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow and we will have an early spring! Phil has a cousin in Staten Island, NY, Staten Island Chuck, who says the same thing. With two woodchucks predicting the weather, we can't go wrong.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Book List

My February Reading List

O Is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton
P Is for Peril by Sue Grafton
Naked Came the Phoenix by Navada Barr and others
The Ghost and Mrs. McClure by Alice Kimberly
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie
Death On Demand by Carolyn Hart
Improbable Cause by J A Jance
Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke

Glory Glory Hallelujah

On this day in 1862, Julia Ward Howe's poem "Battle Hymn of the Republic" was first published in the Atlantic Monthly. Julia was born in New York City in 1819. In 1870, Julia was the first to proclaim Mother's Day in 1870. Julia also wrote updated words to "John Brown's Body". Julia was active in the causes of pacifism and women's suffrage. One of the many of Julia's honors is that she was on the 15 cent Great Americans series postage stamp in 1987.
The Battle Hymn of the Republic is set to the music of a tune written in 1856 by William Steffe, and know as "Caanan's Happy Shore" and Brother, Will You Meet Me?".