Honey is produced by honey bees and comes from the nectar of flowers. It's a naturally delicious alternative to sugar, and although it's available all year long, it's especially good in the fall when it's just been harvested. Research has shown that honey's unique composition makes it useful as an antimicrobial agent and antioxidant.
"Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree" is an animated Disney film (1966) that tells the story of Pooh's love (obsession) of honey and his misadventures in his search for more when his honey pot runs low. See here for a synopsis of the plot. It's a hilarious musical movie that even adults can enjoy.
Winnie-the-Pooh, commonly shortened to Pooh Bear and once referred to as Edward Bear, is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. The first collection of stories about the character was the book Winnie-the-Pooh (1926), and this was followed by The House at Pooh Corner (1928). Milne also included a poem about the bear in the children’s verse book When We Were Very Young (1924) and many more in Now We Are Six (1927). All four volumes were illustrated by E. H. Shepard. The hyphens in the character's name were later dropped when The Walt Disney Company adapted the Pooh stories into a series of Winnie the Pooh featurettes that became one of the company's most successful franchises worldwide. (Wikipedia)
A A Milne named the main (human) character, Christopher Robin, after his son, and other characters were inspired by his son's stuffed animals, most notably the bear named Winnie-the-Pooh. Christopher Robin's bear, originally named "Edward," was renamed "Winnie-the-Pooh" after a Canadian black bear named Winnie (after the Manitoba city of Winnipeg). This Canadian black bear was used as a military mascot in World War I, and left to the London Zoo during the war.
When my daughters were very small, they had several of the (stuffed) characters from the Winnie the Pooh stories. The first one was Winnie himself, given to our older daughter when she was just a year old. At that time, Winnie was almost as big as she was! Then came Tigger and Eeyore, and Piglet. Along with the characters came the books and videos that both the girls loved so much.
I think most kids are given a Winnie the Pooh and/or other of the characters from the stories sometime in their little lives. I remember the wonderful times my girls had playing with theirs.
Oh, and if you're wondering how this ties in with my "theme" this round re my new life with L, well....he calls me "Honey."
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