In which I take the time to thank some very special people.
Throughout my time in creating these pages, I've had a lot of support,
from friends I've always known, to people I met through my effort in
tracking down Pooh information. I think it's worth my time to thank
these people for all they've done to help me create these pages.
For providing a subject for my web page:
This page would never have even existed, if not for the wonderful
stories and illustrations created by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard.
Their work has inspired audiences for over 75 years, and will continue
to inspire for many years to come.
I would also like to thank Mr. Christopher Franceschelli, president of
Dutton Publishing. Through correspondence with him, we created an
outline for this page that allows me to provide a great deal of
information without infringing on any of the copyrights that exist
concerning these stories. This also helped to guide me in the early
stages on this site, allowing me to focus in certain areas. I think this
has helped to make my site one of the more unique Pooh web sites on the
For providing information used on this web site:
It would have been nearly impossible for me to gather together all this
information on my own. People have generously provided me with
information about new Pooh sites on the web, various Pooh events going
on, and information which I have passed along to others. Among these
people, three in particular stand out. Donna Schwender, who provided me
with information about the Cotchford Farm area in England; Robin
Symington, who provided me with brochures and maps of Ashdown Forest; Paul
Bray, who sent me photos of the Ashdown Forest area; and
Kristen Nesselrod, a student at Harvard University who wrote to me
when the local "House at Pooh Corner" was vandalized, led a mission to
rebuild it, then sent me the newspaper article detailing
everything. It's thanks to people like this that I can provide all the
information that I have.
For technical support:
For the most part, I'm a loner when it comes to learning HTML,
experimenting with it, and trying out new stuff. However, I want to give
credit to Jeremy Bilas, a friend of mine whom I often bounced ideas off
of, and occassionally got some ideas from. He tended to ignore me
whenever I mentioned Pooh (most of my college buddies do), but he
provided me with some key thoughts concerning Photoshop. (I'm an
engineer, not a Design major...)
Thanks to Iowa State University, for providing me with the original
server space to create this web page. I'd also like to thank Joe Main
and Tom Larsen, for providing me with the server space that I am
Thanks go out to Jo Ann Champion and Glenda Helmick. Jo Ann
created my wonderful new banner image for the site. Unfortunately, I had
to actually add the name of the site to Jo Ann's creation, so I'm
allowing everyone to view the original.
Glenda helped me proof my Christopher Robin page and bring the whole thing
And thanks to the New York Public Library, for providing a very
guide for creating and conforming to the XHTML 1.0 standard.
For moral support:
There's just no way to mention everyone who has sent me encouraging
letters, but I'd like to mention a few that stand out...
First off, I'd like to thank all of my friends from college. They thought
it was pretty strange that one of their own spent his free time writing
about teddy bears, but everyone needs a critic, and who better than
Next, the entire alt.fan.pooh newsgroup and the Zone Enchanted Place
mailing list. Both of these provided a lot of help with tracking down
information as well as support.
A few people have managed to provide me with a semi-steady flow of
email. Jo Ann Champion is one funny girl, and I always cheer up whenever
I see her name listed among my new messages. Glenda Helmick has always
been very supportive, and I love to hear her stories about the kids she
teaches. Glenda's letters have always provided me with purpose; not just
with my web pages, but in my life. David Sherrod is always a nice guy to
correspond with, whenever our two schedules provide time to
write. His own web page makes me quite envious...he has a way of words
that I haven't quite captured. Peter and Katie Prunka (and I assume the
rest of the Prunka Clan) have kept an eye out for my web pages when I've
been away, and the occassional letters I've received from them have
always been fun to read.
My parents have been very supportive. In fact, I think my mother was
more excited over some of the awards my pages have won than I was. Both
parents have taken copies of my pages into work with them, and both
returned empty-handed, so I presume that somewhere out there, co-workers
are reading hard copies of my site. (Whatever it takes to get the word
And of course, my wife, Lisa. She keeps my "honey do" list short, so
that I occassionally get time to work on this site.
And finally, thank you for visiting my site. I hope that I've created a
site that you enjoy returning to.
Back to The Page at Pooh Corner.