[Sca-cooks] Silly season
johnnae at mac.com
Tue Jul 29 04:38:10 PDT 2008
From what I have read, the Milne's named Christopher Robin
as such because the initials would be CR Milne in the cricket
batting boxes. AA Milne thought that would be very proper sounding.
Christopher Milne was born in 1920 and died in 1996. He ended up
estranged from his parents due in part to a marriage that his mother
Kenneth Grahame's (The Wind in the Willows) son Alastair
committed suicide on a railroad track at the age of 19. His death was
recorded at the time as an accidental death,
but it was in fact a suicide.
Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:
> On Jul 29, 2008, at 5:24 AM, Christina Nevin wrote:
>> I was supposed to be a boy - and my parents were going to name me
>> Christopher Robin!
>> Bouncing happily like Tigger at the fact I'm a girl,
> I don't remember if the real C.R. Milne committed suicide or if I'm
> thinking of someone else, but it's been widely reported he pretty much
> never forgave his father for turning him into a children's fictional
> character. Apparently the ages of 10-12 are not happy ones at an
> English boy's school when your classmates discover you're Christopher
> Robin going hoppity-hoppity-hop.
> "Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,
> when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's
> -- Rabbi Israel Salanter
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