Wednesday, November 5, 2008

ABC Wednesday-P

PADDINGTON Bear celebrated his 50th birthday on October 13th, 2008.

A Bear Called PADDINGTON, a book written by Michael Bond and first illustrated by Peggy Fortnum, was released on October 13th, 1958.

Mr. and Mrs. Brown first meet PADDINGTON on a railway Platform while waiting for their daughter Judy.

PADDINGTON is sitting on an old leather suitcase near the lost Property office, wearing an unusual hat and a label round his neck which reads `Please Look After This Bear. Thank You'.

PADDINGTON explains that he has been sent from Peru by his Aunt Lucy who has had to go into the Home for Retired Bears in Lima.

PADDINGTON is always Polite (always addressing People as "Mr.", "Mrs." and "Miss" and very rarely by first names.)

PADDINGTON likes marmalade sandwiches and cocoa, and has an endless capacity for getting into trouble.

However, PADDINGTON is known to "try so hard to get things right".

Happy Belated Birthday, PADDINGTON.

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49 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

I love Paddington!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday!!!!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

My favourite Bear of all. The first books I ever read were Paddington books and I used to get into trouble for laughing out loud in all the wrong places as I recalled some Paddington exploit I'd read earlier. I can't look at a road map without getting the giggles thinking how Paddington made a wrong turn as a result of some marmalade stuck to the map!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Perfectly pleasant.

Too bad it isn't a "B" day.

Oh, wait....it is here in the US, and hopefully the world will forgive us for the past 8 years:

BARACK!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Also, that bear is absolutely adorable.

(But that would ordinarily be a comment for the "A" day.)

photowannabe said...

Love dear Paddington. I used to have the bear myself. I wonder what happened to him?
Perfect p post.

earthlingorgeous said...

What a cute padington bear! Can I have one of your bears for xmas? :) my post is here.

Reader Wil said...

Lovely paddington Happy Birthday! We have a lot of your books!

Bibi said...

I never had a Paddington, nor did my kids, but I think he's so cute.

naturglede said...

I did not know that he was 50years. I love that bear. Have a nice day!

Aileni said...

My goodness, he's wearing well. Anyone for marmalade?

DD said...

Oh I use to love watching Paddinton Bear on TV in the 80s!!! Such a cute bear!

bobbie said...

I have always loved Paddington. Still have a little Paddington of my own which I think was meant to be a Christmas Tree ornament, but I keep him on a book shelf nearby.

mrsb said...

I love Paddington!

babooshka said...

From deepest darkest Peru my favourite Bear. I had one as a child along witha a womble. Such a nostalgic and peferct post.

Mental P Mama said...

Yeah, what CBW said. I love Paddington. I had one until he fell apart from all the love.

Rose said...

I've always loved Paddington Bear! Perfect!

Ackworth Born said...

only 50?

not ready for his Pension yet then.

Ink and Stone said...

Paddington! Very nice post for the 'P's.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Happy Birthday Paddington! I love that little guy.

AphotoAday said...

But I hate when he calls me Mister...

Darlene said...

I knew Paddington when he was a wee lad. Happy Birthday, Paddington.

Midlife Slices said...

Awww...I've always had a soft spot for Paddington Bear.

Miss_Yves said...

Paddington !!!What a great choice !
French TV presented a pleasant cartoon , in 199...:"Paddington's adventures "!My daughter and myself were fond of this lovely Teddy Bear!
miss Yves

Suburbia said...

Who else could it be for P!!

RuneE said...

I see that he is dresse for the weather...

And I couldn't find any one who would sell me an umbrella at Paddington station two months ago! They had a shop - but no one two see to it.

Daryl said...

So sweet ... and cuddly

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

PHEEnomenal!!---do cute, it makes my teeth hurt!!(lol)

Dragonstar said...

This is incredible! I can't believe it's 50 years since the first Paddington book was published! Perfectly Precious Post!

peppylady said...

Wow I didn't think Paddington was that old he older then I.
At first when your bear was loading I thought the word was going to be "puddle"

Coffee is on.

leslie said...

I have a Paddington Bear! Got him in England and he's just SO cute!

Granny Smith said...

My children grew up knowing Paddington well. It's heart-warming to meet up with him again. Thank you!

kml said...

I remember Paddington well. Our 2nd grade teacher read him to us and we all loved him.

marLou said...

I've heard of the Paddington but never really saw one. So cute and cuddly.

Baino said...

Paddington vs Pooh . . tough call that one (no Barackobamabear?)

ChrissyM said...

Awww very cute!! I love paddington.

TSannie said...

I cannot possibly imagine a more perfect P for ABC Wednesday! One of my favorite reads, BTW.

Just wonderful!

mannanan said...

PerfectP

D Herrod said...

I have always liked Paddington.

kRiZ cPEc said...

happy birthday to Mr Paddington.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Belated birthday wishes to Paddington. Looks like a perfect gentleman.

magiceye said...

paddington looks so pettable!

Tash said...

My favorite bear (well, maybe after Poo-bear)! Yours is a cutie.
I'm in good company as a 1958er & now I get to add Paddington to the Smurfs, NASA, the peace sign, Madonna, Price ...

Jay said...

One of my boys LOVED Paddington as a child. So much that I had to put the books on tape for him to listen to while travelling. Paddington at the seaside was his favourite. At one time I could have recited the whole book to you, I read it to him so much!

Thanks for the memories! :)

Gordon said...

Paddington - that is one bear I have heard of; but how the years fly - Happy 50th Paddington!

Katney said...

A perfect Peruvian bear!

antigoni said...

I love your teddy bears.
I'll never throw away any of our teddy bears. I still have mine.

Neva said...

My kids loved Paddington when they were small...Congratulations on your awards!I do love your stuff!!

VP said...

Paddington's one of my favourite bears :)

i beati said...

loving this special history