28 February 2012

New Flash: The Berenstain Bears Lose Jan

Did you gals hear the sad news? Jan Berenstain (the co-creator of The Berenstain Bears) passed away at 88 years old a few days ago. Her husband Stan (the other co-creator) passed away in 2005. Over the years their son Michael has continued to help keep The Berenstain Bears alive. In my mind her and her husband are hanging out together again reminiscing and smiling that Michael will no doubt continue their legacy. I want to say, rest in peace Stan and Jan. I grew up with The Berenstain Bears and plan to raise Baby Whimsy with them too. I really do look forward to discovering them all over again with my wee one. Oh and still to this day I wish I could live in that tree house.

43 comments :

  1. Oh how sad. But I guess she had a good life, 88 years old is a very respectable age to reach. I love the Berenstain Bears and hope they continue on through their son.

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  2. Oh my! I remember (and probably still have somewhere) these books. Such a wonderful collection for young (and old) readers...the world of books lost another great soul. At least, the lessons and stories shared will live on through their works.

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  3. I too grew up with them and I still have all the books from my childhood (thanks to my wonderful mom). My sons are big fans and I plan to share them with my grandchildren as well (someday). This is sad news, but I agree with you, Juju. They are together again and happy. =O)

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    1. Wow! You do have a wonderful mom. That is too cool :)

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  4. Ohhh, No, I did not hear of this! Thats too bad!
    I think every kid I know loves the Berenstain Bears.
    I do hope the son does keep it up!
    And - yes, i always loved that tree-house.

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  5. Oh my goodness I didn't know this! That's so sad. I do like how you're picturing them hanging out together, that's what I'm going to do!
    I grew up with them too and I totally agree, I want to live in that tree house! :)

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  6. Baby Whimsy is in for such a treat! Part of the reason why my childhood was so magical was because of those cuddly Berenstain Bears!

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  7. I adored the Berenstein Bears as a child. Such great stories and adventures! And I totally agree, I too want to hang out in that Treehouse with them. These were some of my fave childhood books! I'm so glad Baby Whimsy will get to experience them as well!

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  8. How sad! We love these books, too.

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  9. I was so sad when I heard the news. I have such fond memories of reading these books to our son.

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  10. I heard about this yesterday, and I'm very sad to hear it. :(

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  11. Oooh! So sad. I love the Berenstein Bears! I still have my books from when I was little and have re-discovered them through the kids I babysit. They were/are such wonderful children books. =)

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    1. Oh that's wonderful! How very cool of you. *high five*

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  12. so sad... i used to read those books to my little brother when we were kids :(

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    1. Awww how lovely that you shared them together.

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  13. I just saw this on facebook! This was such a wonderful series. Hopefully Stan and Jan are celebrating their reunion in a treehouse in heaven :)

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  14. I grew up on these books, too--they had some beautiful lessons in them. And that tree house! Incredible. Such sad news.

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  15. Heavens!... even I grew up on these books. Then read them to my sweet daughter. I'm so sad. :(
    ~Liz

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  16. This is so sad! I loved these books when I was little.

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  17. Aw. I am so thankful that the Berenstain Bears have given me so many amazing childhood memories.

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  18. Very sad. Growing up, I loved reading The Berenstain Bears books. They are terrific books! I'm sure Baby Whimsy will adore them :)

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  19. Aww, this is so sad to me. I grew up on those books. They taught me not to have the gimme gimmes and to eat my veggies! RIP, Stan and Jan and thank you for those bears.

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  20. Oh my, I heard about this yesterday and it's such sad news but at the same time I thought the same thing you did. I'm so happy that she and Stan are back together again. They definitely made a huge impact on my youth and I love sharing them with my kiddos. Such a legacy. xo

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  21. I love the Berenstain Bears so much! To this day, I dream of living in a tree and eating honeycomb. RIP Stan and Jan.

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    1. Oh me too! I think I could pimp out a treehouse ;)

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  22. I heard about this earlier in the week and its so sad. I loved the Berenstain Bears growing up and even now sometimes catch bits of the cartoon show on TV in the mornings.

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  23. I grew up with them too! How wonderful that they leave with such a lasting impact.

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  24. I have always wanted a tree house of some sort! I loved these Bears, I watch the show with my kiddos sometimes, brings back such good memories :)

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  25. I remember them from when I was a kid! I hadn't heard the news, but it is so sad. Here's hoping the bears live on :)

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  26. I did not know that, that is so sad! I love those books and have already starting buying them for Kaitlyn. I really hope that they keep publishing!

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  27. They left a wonderful legacy!

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