Sunday, August 9, 2009
Yep, that's right, Smokey The Bear turns 65 years old today! Let's celebrate with him, and promise not to start any reckless fires. Remember, only You can prevent forest fires! You can visit his site, and sign the official promise too. There's a fun time-line that shows how Smokey has developed and changed over the past 65 years.Alas, I can't remember when Smokey the Bear joined our family (the 50's to be sure), but I do know that he was (is) well loved. He used to have a hat, badge, and boots, but they didn't survive the childhood years. He now proudly sits on an old trunk, joined by other retired stuffed animals. Instead of his hat and boots, he sports a collection of chocolate related buttons.... like no body knows the truffles I've seen and promise me anything but give me chocolate... okay... I love chocolate, and I think Smokey the Bear does too. We have a connection that way. Might just have some chocolate to celebrate our day Smokey!