Yes this is the official Winnie-the-Pooh Day, also the birthday of A.A. Milne. I’ve had this bear for a very long, long, long, long, time. He’s traveled with me to California and back riding in the passenger seat. He has seen me through a lot of good and bad times. Three cheers for Pooh … the best bear of all.
It is also Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and I for the first time, I am seeing MLK sales. I think this either shows that African Americans are now truly part of consumerism America or that the whole meaning of MLK Day has been lost. I’m use to seeing lingerie sales on Presidents Day, because god knows nothing pays tribute to Washington and Lincoln like a cross-your-heart bra, but I’ve never seen MLK Day sales. I remember when the first MLK Day was celebrated. I worked at a law firm that is very politically correct and they were among the first private companies to close on that day … of course they didn’t want to lose a work day for the staff so they just traded MLK Day for Presidents Day. They may be politically correct but damn it they aren’t going to lose money over it!! My current beloved employer (CBE) doesn’t close on MLK Day or Presidents Day but for some odd reason we get Good Friday off.
Well happy WTP and MLK Day. Now go buy some lingerie.