[DWJ] On a completely different topic, Winnie the Pooh in Lima Peru

Jameela Lares Jameela.Lares at usm.edu
Thu Oct 14 17:54:36 EDT 2010


There *is* that poem by Milne about the King of Peru / (who was Emperor too) . . . .

Jameela Lares
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Subject: Re: [DWJ] On a completely different topic,     Winnie the Pooh in Lima Peru

And there was a cart selling all kinds of Paddington stuff last time I
was there, too!

I'm thinking that it may less a hoax and more some kind of confusion
between Paddington Bear and Winnie the Pooh that has gotten picked up and
placed in multiple places on the web.

So, instead of a statue of Winnie the Pooh in Lima, we have statue of
Paddington in London.

On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 22:04:02 +0100 "Farah.sf" <farah.sf at gmail.com>
writes:
> The Peruvian spectacled bear who arrived in Britain is of course
> Paddington. You will find a lovely statue of him in the eponymous
> station
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On 14 Oct 2010, at 21:32, Jameela Lares <Jameela.Lares at usm.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > The story of the regimental bear is well attested.  Ann Thwaite's
> admirable THE BRILLIANT CAREER OF WINNIE-THE-POOH ("Winnie as in
> Winnipeg") reports that the  female bear was purchased for twenty
> dollars by Lt. Harry Colebourn, who was attached to Canadian Army
> Veterinary Corps. A hunter had killed Winnie's mother. Winnie became
> a mascot of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade to which Coleburn was
> apparently also attached, and when the brigade was ordered to
> France, Coleburn left the bear at the London Zoo.  He later (1919)
> gave the bear to the Zoo, where she lived happily until her death in
> 1934 Thwaite (34-35).  Brian Sibley's THREE CHEERS FOR POOH provides
> even more information (36-40).
> >
> > Jameela Lares
> > Professor of English
> > The University of Southern Mississippi
> > 118 College Drive, #5037
> > Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
> > 601 266-4319 ofc
> > 601 266-5757 fax
> > ________________________________________
> > From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [dwj-bounces at suberic.net] On Behalf
> Of jstallcup [jstallcup at juno.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 2:23 PM
> > To: dwj at suberic.net
> > Subject: Re: [DWJ] On a completely different topic,     Winnie the
> Pooh in Lima Peru
> >
> > yep, we found that winnie--there's an interesting statue for that
> one in
> > Winnipeg (which I seem to have entirely missed when I was there
> for
> > ChLA!).  We came up with that one in class and felt very skeptical
> about
> > it, too--would the army (or was it the navy) really allow a
> regiment to
> > take a bear with them to London as a mascot?  it just seems SO
> unlikely!
> > But we didn't have a chance to pursue it.
> >
> > Jackie
> >
> >
> > On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 06:12:37 -0500 Jameela Lares
> <Jameela.Lares at usm.edu>
> > writes:
> >> It sounds like a hoax.  One of the posts turned up in
> googling--as
> >> you surely know, Jackie--is that
> >> the bear is a a spectacled endangered species from the Peruvian
> >> jungle, which is of course bosh,
> >> since the original Winnie was a bear from Canada in the early
> >> twentieth century.
> >>
> >> Jameela Lares
> >> Professor of English
> >> The University of Southern Mississippi
> >> 118 College Drive, #5037
> >> Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
> >> 601 266-4319 ofc
> >> 601 266-5757 fax
> >> ________________________________________
> >> From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [dwj-bounces at suberic.net] On Behalf
> Of
> >> jstallcup [jstallcup at juno.com]
> >> Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 7:10 PM
> >> To: dwj at suberic.net
> >> Subject: [DWJ] On a completely different topic, Winnie the Pooh
> in
> >> Lima Peru
> >>
> >> This is not a dwj question, but something that has been bugging
> me
> >> for
> >> several years now, and I'm hoping that someone here will have
> been
> >> to
> >> Lima (or perhaps even lives in Lima?) and can tell me.
> >>
> >> Is there, or is there not, a statue of Winnie the Pooh in Lima
> >> Peru?
> >> Mention of such a status is all over the internet, but I can't
> find
> >> a
> >> single image of it or any reference to it that suggests someone
> has
> >> actually seen it.  it seems to be an internet ghost:  something
> that
> >> has
> >> been repeated over and over without verification.  It's a topic
> that
> >> I
> >> assign for a kind of "scavenger hunt" assignment in the graduate
> >> bibliography course that I teach, and no one has yet been able
> to
> >> solve
> >> this.  (By solving it, I mean finding concrete confirmation that
> it
> >> exists).  One student tracked the statement to its apparent
> source
> >> in a
> >> document from around 1997 or 1998, but other than that...
> nothing.
> >>
> >> I suppose I could call the Lima tourist bureau... come to think
> of
> >> it,
> >> maybe I will.
> >>
> >> And yes, I realize that it would make perfect sense to have a
> statue
> >> of
> >> ton Bear in Lima Peru, but no one has been able to turn up one
> of
> >> those either.
> >>
> >> ObDWJ?  Can't think of one.  err....  I suppose it is possible
> that
> >> this
> >> is a bit of information that has slipped into World 12 (aren't
> we
> >> world
> >> 12?) from World 11?  That would explain why I can't actually
> find
> >> an
> >> image of it...
> >>
> >> Jackie
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