R. I. P. Mama Bear and Thanks for everything!

Posted: February 28, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Jan Beraenstain co author of the Berenstain Bears Children’s book series, died Friday at the age of 88 after suffering a stroke on Thursday. Jan Wrote some of the best children stories ever with her husband Stan who passed away at the age of 88 in 2005. Both of the writers were residents of Solebury Pennsylvania.

My fondest childhood memories have the Berenstain Bears books and characters playing major roles in them. I remember my mom discovering the book series after my sister Bernadette brought home from the library a book from the series. despite its creation happening in 1962 it seems our family did not discover the Bear family until the 80’s nonetheless the discovery was made and so were some wonderful childhood memories of being read to and reading about these bears who lived in a split level tree house and wore clothes (although many of the other woodland creatures went naked).

The reasons for the success of the book will be debated by many “pundit” despite the debate of the reasons the success is undebatable. The Berenstaind Bears have over 300  published titles in over 23 different languages.  No debate there these books are wildly popular!  For those who are unfamiliar with this book series it is definitely worth a look. The Bear family tackles together as a nuclear family many tough issues that families deal with in their day-to-day existence. Besides my sister Bernadette when I read or think about the bear books I am reminded that despite a family being on the razor blade edge. If there is just some love and respect for each other there can be happiness for all.

so thanks Jan and Stan




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