Wednesday, May 18, 2016

397 White River, ON Public Library

In this case, I knew that the library would not be open when I arrived. And it would not open until 6 PM the next day. But I was staying in White River, so I walked from my motel to the library, about one kilometer. I at least was able to get a picture--and some needed exercize.

White River is the town where a soldier-veterinarian, on his way to England and France during WWI, bought an orphaned bear cub that became his unit's mascot. The cub, when grown, ended up in the London Zoo, where it was visited by Christopher Milne and inspired his father's stories of Winnie the Pooh. A recent Caldecot winner, "Winnie" by Sally Walker, tells the whole story.



  1. Sorry you missed us. It's a small town, you should have called me and I would have met you at the library. Anyone would have told you who I was. Next time. Jan Ramage

  2. I'm sorry I didn't think of that, Jan. My cell phone doesn't work in Canada. I could have emailed when I was making my itinerary and asked if we could meet. An opportunity missed, and regretted. I'll do better the next time I'm up that way.


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