Only when he was writing her name that Ernie
realized Jean Carmen's initials were 'J.
Great-great-grandparents Joan and Ernie
became friends while attending the same school.
As a young man, Ernie
moved away from his home in Blyth, Northumberland, to take a mining job in Stoke-on-Trent, where he lived with his wife Ellen and children Sean, Kevin, and Beverly.
They checked Ernie
and then the vet took me into another room and said he wasn't run over but there were wounds on him," she said.
, who owns a garage on Spring Lane, says he appreciates the love the public has for his horses.
It was Steve's motivation and encouragement that gave Ernie
the courage to follow his true passion by entering his art into the contest.
Just for good measure, Ernie
has also seen Liverpool in 15 Charity/Community Shield matches and been present when the Reds have clinched the First Division title 13 t i m e s and the Second Division title once.
Thanks to Ernie
, our children now have a very clear idea about the threat to the red squirrel population on both sides of the border because of the disease carried by greys.
John Prout, retail customer director at NS&I, said: "Over the years Ernie
has become a part of the fabric of British life with millions of Britons now holding Premium Bonds.
Books about mining in Kirkland Lake made mention of Ernie
Martin, but the full story had not yet been told and I felt it deserved to be," Martin said during a recent book launch in Sudbury "So, as a journalist with two crime books under my belt, I tackled the job.
An X-ray revealed Ernie
, who true to his species is partial to the odd stone, had bitten off more than he could chew and consumed large pebbles.
Sesame Workshop, who make the US children's show, issued a statement saying: "Bert and Ernie
were created to teach pre-schoolers that people can be friends with those who are very different to themselves.