Okay, so I’ve told the story about Teddy Roosevelt and the Teddy Bear so many times it bores even me but today is Teddy Bear Day and unless you talk about the newspaper that talked about Roosevelt sparing a bear cub there really isn’t much else to say. What does a Teddy Bear mean to you? A really good friend and someone to protect you at night? Something to share your joy with and your sorrow. When you think about today as you age don;t forget one of your best friends ever, your Teddy Bear who has been with you through so many experiences.
How to celebrate – Display your Teddy Bear for all to see. Put a Teddy Bear outside on furniture or in a garden. Give your Teddy Bear a proper name.
Who needs a reason to have a picnic? If you do, well use your teddy bear as an excuse, they need to be happy too.I’m not going to go into the history of the teddy bear, I already done that like a hundred times, Teddy Roosevelt, the Washington Post and so on… The idea of the picnic day apparently came from a 1950’s children’s television show called Teddy Bears’ Picnic. The sponsor was Pet Ice Cream who featured Brown Bear and Brown Mule ice cream treats. No reason we shouldn’t keep the idea alive these days!
How to celebrate – If you don’t have a teddy bear, get one. Pack a picnic lunch but keep in mind it probably needs to include peanut butter and honey to keep you teddy happy. If you happen to attract a real bear at your picnic… run !
In 1902 President Teddy Roosevelt was hunting in the woods and came upon a youthful bear. He refused to shoot it because it was just a baby and the news spread through the newspapers of his kind act. Toy store owners Morris and Rose Michton wrote the President and asked if they could honor him by making a stuff bear to sell to children. Roosevelt saw no reason not to and a sort of legend was created, the Teddy Bear. The Michton’s toy company eventually turned into the Ideal Toy Company probably due to the creation of the teddy bear.
How to celebrate – See if you still have your original teddy bear. Read about Teddy Roosevelt. Go hunting but with a camera instead on a gun.
The Ideal Toy Company was formed by Morris and Rose Michton when they read about a story in the Washington Post in 1902 when Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a small bear in Mississippi while on a hunting trip. This simple act started a revolution in the toy industry that continues today as nearly every household with children has at least one teddy bear. (And many without children as well) Recently, with the Covide Virus threat the teddy bear took another supportive step as they became a part of a nationwide scavenger hunt among those who walked neighborhoods to get exercise. We all were encouraged to put a teddy bear on our porch or in the front yard so they were a challenge to find but still bringing a smile to our faces.
How to celebrate – Get a teddy bear. (If you don’t already have one) Try to remember your first teddy bear. Give a teddy bear to a loved one.
October 13th Congress created the US Navy in 1775. It wasn’t much of a navy, but at least we had one. October 27th is Teddy Roosevelt’s birthday, he realized that a powerful navy was what would make America a world power instead of a struggling nation. Navy Day was created in 1922 by The Navy League, they chose Roosevelt’s birthday because in many ways, Roosevelt created the idea of a navy as we have today, pretty much unchallenged as one of the top of the world. Not only does the navy protect our shores, it allows America to reach out and assist other countries, and defend them when required. Sometimes a show of power actually creates peace. Today the air forces may hold the power but it often is a power that goes unseen. When the navy arrives, everyone knows it.
How to celebrate – Learn more about the Navy. Visit a port where Naval craft are stationed. Visit a Naval museum.
Who’s your buddy? Naturally you probably will have
several but who’s been there with you since day one (Or two if your parents
were concerned) Naturally, it’s your Teddy Bear! We all know the story about Teddy
Roosevelt’s hunting trip, He refused to shoot a baby bear and one thing led to
another and the next thing we know, the Teddy Bear was created. So make some
peanut butter and honey sandwiches, bears prefer honey over jelly, maybe some
jelly beans or gummy bears (If you don’t think they will scare your teddy bear)
and take you bear to the park. Just remember Teddy bears don’t like cook outs,
they are filled with stuffing! Show them you still love them even after the 50
years you spent with them.
How to celebrate – Well, take your Teddy Bear on a
picnic. Dig your Teddy Bear out of the attic. If you lost your Teddy Bear go
buy another and start a new tradition.
We all know the story of how the Teddy Bear came about. Teddy Roosevelt, a hunter, came upon a cub during a hunting trip in 1902 but refused to shoot it. The Washington Post heard about it and made a cartoon up for their paper. Morris and Rose Michtom wrote for, and got, permission to make a stuffed Teddy Bear and it launched their company, The Ideal Toy Company.
Since then, the Teddy Bear has become a child, and adult, favorite. It’s hard to pass by a child’s bedroom without seeing a Teddy Bear stuffed in a corner somewhere, even if that child is an adult now.
And the Teddy Bear has served us well. It’s always there for us when we need it, it gives us someone to talk to when their is no human around. (They always listen better than humans do anyway) And they are always willing to receive, and sometimes return, a hug.
So why not treat them! They love the outdoors, actually they love any place so long as you are there with them. So take them on a picnic! Make sure you take honey along because that is their favorite, and maybe a peanut butter and honey sandwich, honey baked cookies and ice tea sweetened with honey.
And remember, even though they may have a family of their own… they always put you first. For today… put them first and take your Teddy Bear on a picnic.
How to celebrate – Plan a picnic today and don’t forget your Teddy Bear! Take the whole family on a picnic, yours and the Teddy Bear’s. Dig your Teddy Bear out of the corner and let it know you care.
Today is Teddy Roosevelt’s birthday! Now you may ask, what does that have to do with the navy? Well, until Teddy Roosevelt helped build up the image of the navy it really wasn’t thought that highly of.
You may remember the Great White Fleet. (Or you may not) It was Roosevelt’s idea to send a powerful American navy around the world to show both that power and the fact that the world wasn’t so big that we could just ignore each other. The reason for white was simply that most ships in Roosevelt’s era were painted white.
Now heroes such as John Paul Jones had already proven that a navy was critical to America’s future. That said, it took months news of victories at sea to reach the land, in some cases wars were already decided by the news of a victory could be reported. So while the navy kept the enemy from our shores it wasn’t as visible as a land battle.
Today, the most elite military force, the Navy Seals, changes our image of the navy a little bit, or a lot. There is no doubt that the navy stands as our primary source of protection. This is not down playing the air force or army and, of course, the Marines are a part of the navy. It is just that unless it is on our own land that the crisis is taking place, even the army and air force require the navy to get them where they are needed.
The navies real birth date is October 13th, 1775. But if not for Teddy Roosevelt, perhaps no one would care.
How to celebrate – Thank a service person for their sacrifices. Visit a Naval History museum. Play the game battleship.
National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day October 11th
Come on, we all have one, a favorite teddy bear. Show some respect to that bear by taking it to work with you, or school, today and sharing your day with it.
The teddy bear was indeed created in Theodore Roosevelt’s but oddly, by two people in two separate places – Morris Michtom in the United States and Richard Steiff in Germany.
How to celebrate – Take your favorite Teddy Bear to work/school with you today. (You may want to sneak them out so the other teddy bears don’t know what you’re doing). Take your teddy bear to lunch. Get some professional photos of you are your teddy together.
Awe, who doesn’t love a Teddy Bear!?! Who hasn’t owned a Teddy Bear? Who doesn’t still have a Teddy Bear? Oh, go on, admit it, somewhere in your house you have a Teddy Bear. And why not!?! They are cute, you can cuddle them and on those cold winter nights they are warm.
It appears that when Teddy Roosevelt was President, 1902, he had the opportunity to kill a bear cub while he was out bear hunting in Yellowstone. He refused to shoot the cub (Good for him) and the Washington Post reported his act of kindness in their newspaper. Well, Morris and Rose Michtom owned a toy store filled with stuffed bears and guess what, they contacted the President and asked if they could name their bears after him
It sounded like a good idea to Roosevelt and off they went. Their bears became so successful that eventually their little toy store became the Ideal Toy Company, one of the largest toy companies in the world today.. And all because of a simple act of kindness.
And isn’t that what a Teddy Bear signifies? An act of kindness, a gift of love. And so, whether you are a little girl, or boy, or a big girl, or boy, the memory of your Teddy Bear still serves as a part of your past, and maybe your future.
How to celebrate – Try and remember your first Teddy Bear. Go ahead and get yourself a new Teddy Bear, or maybe give a Teddy Bear to the one you love. Make sure any of your kids have their Teddy when they go to bed tonight.