“Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin.”
Today is A. A. Milne’s birthday, he was born on this day in 1882!
Although Milne wrote and adapted plays, wrote poems and adult fiction, he is best known for creating Edward bear, otherwise known as Winnie-the-Pooh and his many friends.
I can not thank Milne enough for creating Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends, as they have been with me since I was tiny. This book is only two months younger than myself, I know this because the kind lady who gave it me wrote a wonderful little inscription inside and dated it two months after my birth.
I have early memories of my sister reading this book to me and when I was old enough I read it myself, over and over again and still read it as an adult. Then I fell in love with Eeyore and the obsession began. I’m not sure when I fell in love with Eeyore but it has been going on for a very long time. I just adore him, he is very cute and I just want to cuddle him and make everything better. I started collecting Eeyore’s from an early age and now even as an adult the collection continues. They even have their own chair in the house!
I find even as an adult I can relate to the characters in Winnie-the-Pooh. Piglet is very scared of the world and certain things and sometimes I find things scary and do not want to leave the house but, just like Piglet, I have to be brave. Eeyore is down in the dumps and sometimes just wants to be left alone, yes, I have those days as well Eeyore. Tigger is very hyper and when I have had enough sugar, I can be just the same. The list continues.
The best example I can show you today is Pooh trying to touch his toes in the morning during his exercises. Pooh and myself both have the same problem, too much honey!
This page also shows the bookmark I got at primary school and have preserved in this book ever since. I love a good bookmark! Also notice the bookmark is a dragon!
Anyway, Happy Birthday A. A. Milne and thank you for the world of Winnie-the-Pooh!
Lady Book Dragon.