My first thought, naturally, was “i’m misremembering” – that wasn’t enough, I tried to make some sense of it in my post here.
My 20 year old daughter, who had ever Bear book was just as creeped out when I showed her this, she said “no Mom it was always Berenstein”.
I joked that at least we came from the same reality together, so I took great comfort in that. I was a voracious reader as a child and pronounced it as either “stine” or “steen” I eventually settled with “steen”.
The books were a big part of my childhood; my grandmother read them to me until I was much too old, and i enjoyed every second of it.
I was quite surprised when I saw the thread and the claim – it’s a hard thing to swallow.
Records of Births, Deaths and Marriages dating back to 1855, in South Ayrshire, are held in four Registration Offices.