Did you know that Smokey the Bear just turned 65 years old? I loved Smokey the Bear when I was growing up. One of my oldest and fondest memories is of receiving my very own Smokey the Bear.
When I was a small child, my sister was born prematurely on October 3, weighing just two pounds. Shortly before Christmas, she was finally allowed to come home. However, on Christmas Eve she became sick and had to be rushed to the hospital for an operation. My parents took me to our neighbor's house across the street while they were at the hospital. Before they left, they gave me a Christmas present to open. And inside the box was this Smokey the Bear. He's quite old now and his nose is a bit smashed from being inside my "memory box" all these years. But, he's still one of my fondest memories.
To learn more about Smokey the Bear, visit Smokeybear.com for lots of interesting facts, old radio and tv spots and tons of nostalgia. You can even send an ecard from there to celebrate his birthday!
Happy Birthday, Smokey!