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! I had forgotten this, thanks for the link:

Species: American Black Bear
Sex: female
Born: c. 1914 in Ontario, Canada
Died: May 12, 1934 (aged 20)in The London Zoo, London, England

Known for being the Inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh

She was bought as a small cub for $20 (probably from the hunter who had shot her mother) at a stop in White River, Ontario, by Lt. Harry Colebourn of The Fort Garry Horse, a Canadian cavalry regiment, en route to the Western Front during the First World War. The bear was smuggled into Britain as an unofficial regimental mascot. Lt. Colebourn, the regimentís veterinarian, named her after his home city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Before leaving for France, Colebourn left Winnie at London Zoo.

Winnipeg's eventual destination was to have been the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg, but at the end of the War, Colebourn decided to allow Winnie to remain at the London Zoo, where she was much loved for her playfulness and gentleness. Among her fans was A. A. Milne's son Christopher Robin, who consequently changed the name of his own teddy bear from "Edward Bear" to "Winnie the Pooh", providing the inspiration for his father's stories about Winnie-the-Pooh.

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Aug 16, 2013, 03:38 PM (0 replies)

for my front yard, it would be nice to have a magnolia tree and a birdbath ...

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Thu Aug 15, 2013, 12:12 AM (0 replies)

I am, right now, considering putting my 1800 sq ft house and the 10 acres that surround it on the

market. It is time for a drastic change in my life. I need to move on and move away. I will, of course, be in a much smaller place with no land ... an apartment of some type ... on the coast ... considering several locations at this point.

HGTV used to do a series on small spaces and one time they showed a fabulous little house with a sleeping loft above the kitchenette space. I wish I could find it again. The woman had decorated it in a style that really appealed to me. The scale of things she used seemed out of proportion and yet it worked beautifully. I would really like to study how she did it again.

I have searched to no avail

Anyway, I remember how you like to look at alternative living spaces so, I thought of you when I posted the dumpster house
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Wed Aug 14, 2013, 09:38 AM (1 replies)

Has anyone here ever heard or played a game that was talked about on NPR yesterday?

I just caught the tail end of the article and it sounded interesting. I have searched but can not find anything.

All I heard was something about an asymmetrical type of chess game possibly played in Scotland*

whereby one player has a group of 13 men who are surrounded by the opponent's group of 24 men.

*Not really sure how Scotland fits into all this but, Scotland was referenced.

This was on my way home from work yesterday on an NPR station.

Anybody ... ?


Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Thu Aug 8, 2013, 05:33 PM (15 replies)

Some Old Photographs *warning* pic heavy

Helen Keller Meeting Charlie Chaplin

Filming the MGM Logo

Cyclists ride in the first running of the Tour de France, in 1903.

A Confederate and Union soldier shake hands during a celebration at Gettysburg in 1913.

Black physicians treating in the ER a member of the Ku Kux Klan

Roald Amundsen was the first person to reach the South Pole.

This is one of five known X-rays of Hitler's head, part of his medical records compiled by American military intelligence after the German's surrendered and declassified in 1958. The records also include doctor's reports, diagrams of his teeth and nose and electrocardiograms. He had bad teeth, lots of fillings and crowns.
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Wed Aug 7, 2013, 05:36 PM (38 replies)

I take the escalator every time I go to the Mall.

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Tue Aug 6, 2013, 08:35 PM (1 replies)

These guys have a pretty good sound for drinking - Sons of Bill

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sun Aug 4, 2013, 09:45 PM (0 replies)

and says: got change for a fin?

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sat Aug 3, 2013, 12:24 PM (0 replies)

Supercats: ó The Funniest Cat Video!

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Aug 2, 2013, 06:48 PM (21 replies)

It is really bad when a Misoygnist Troll is a female.

because those are really Not Funny. Not Funny At All.
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Aug 2, 2013, 06:15 PM (0 replies)
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