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6/27 - 100 Acre Woods

“The more he looked inside the more Piglet wasn't there.”

The 100 Acre Wood will never be the same. Paul Winchell and John Feidler died Friday and Saturday respectively. This means all the original voices of “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” have now passed on. Come to find out the voice of Gopher, Howard Morris, (he’s not in the book you know) died just last month of a heart ailment.

Shall we now observe a moment of silence?

"Pooh, promise you won't forget about me, ever. Not even when I'm a hundred."
Pooh thought for a little.
"How old shall I be then?"
Pooh nodded.
"I promise," he said.

Thanks for the great moments! You will live on in our hearts!

“Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.”

Some interesting facts about Paul Winchell you may not know…
* Winchell contracted Polio at the age of 6.
* Winchell stuttered as a child. He overcame this by mimicking his idol, ventriloquist Edgar Bergen.
* He studied medicine at Columbia University and practiced acupuncture and hypnosis.
* He was an inventor and held more than 30 patents, including and artificial heart in the 1960s. He also thought up a disposable razor, a flameless cigarette lighter, a fountain pen with a retractable tip and an invisible garter belt.