Friday, June 7, 2019

Weekend Roundup

Welcome to The Weekend Roundup...hosted by Tom The Back Roads Traveler

ABC Wednesday

1. Starts with "W"
2. A Favorite

Starts with W

Winnie the Pooh in White River ON where it all began! Welcome!

Over 100 years ago, the community of White River, Ontario, Canada, bid farewell to a little black bear cub. This bear would become the inspiration of author A.A. Milne and subsequently became one of the most loved bears in the world.

Christopher Milne had named his toy bear after Winnie, a Canadian black bear he often saw at London Zoo, and "Pooh", a swan they had met while on holiday. The bear cub was purchased from a hunter for $20 by Canadian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn in White River, Ontario, Canada, while en route to England during the First World War. He named the bear "Winnie" after his adopted hometown in Winnipeg, Manitoba. "Winnie" was surreptitiously brought to England with her owner, and gained unofficial recognition as The Fort Garry Horse regimental mascot. Colebourn left Winnie at the London Zoo while he and his unit were in France; after the war she was officially donated to the zoo, as she had become a much-loved attraction there.



Popular t-shirt for sale in Mexico.


  1. ...thanks fo the history of 'W'innie the Pooh.
    ...'W'innipeg is a great 'W.'
    ...someone should send Donny one of those tie shirts!
    Thanks Jackie for your 'W'onderful 'W' post!

  2. I never how the Winnie the Poop story came about Thanks Love the Tee shirt and the out of the box "wall". Have a lovely week ahead.


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