Essay on My First Day As A Tour
Museum curator: (laughs nervously)... ok! Well let’s just get the tour started! Right behind me is Theodore Roosevelt’s bed. (to child) Now, can you tell what’s on his bed?
Museum curator: Heh… well I think that’s a Teddy Bear! Wouldn’t you agree?
Museum curator: ….Anyway, the reason Mr. Roosevelt kept a Teddy Bear on his bed is actually a very good story. You see, in 1902 Mississippi Governor, Andrew H. Longino, invited some of his friends on a hunting trip. Roosevelt was included in this group of friends, but as the trip wore on, he was the only one who had not yet killed an animal on the trip. Led by Holt Collier, Roosevelt’s attendants clubbed and tied down a bear for Roosevelt to shoot. However, Roosevelt was beside himself! He refused to shoot the poor, struggling bear. But now it was injured, and clearly going to die. He requested that it be shot in order to put it out of its misery. News spread of this and on November 16th, 1902 Clifford Berryman…