He went away without me

August 24, 2008

I’m so sad. I dropped in to see an old pal and found that he’d gone on vacation without telling me — or inviting me to come along. My only notification was a small sign he’d left at the door.

OK, actually, the sign is posted in the main branch of the New York Public Library in front of the room that has contained, among other treasures, the original Winnie the Pooh bear (the one that inspired the stories, films, cartoons and toys), his pals Eeyore, Piglet, Kanga, and Tigger, and a copy of the Gutenberg Bible.

The room is now closed for renovations and the lovely people at the information desk have assured me that Winnie will soon be back in a new location. When makes his next public appearance, he will be residing in the new children’s division of the library.

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Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Winnie the Pooh at the New York Public Library
Gutenberg Bible at the New York Public Library

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