Sunday, June 22, 2008

Show and Tell - "Teddy"


Okay, this is a little embarrassing. This is my ole' pal Teddy. This is my very first teddy bear. He's a little worse for the wear, but I've done my best over the years to keep him together. My young hands had to do a little surgery every now and then to sew on a eye or repair a shoulder joint. His nose is quite worn. I've been told he's ugly and pathetic looking, but I never thought so. Just well loved. I don't really know his lineage, there are no tags or anything. He is stuffed with sawdust, believe it or not. I've been told that someone gave this to me when I was born in London, England a gazillion years ago.


In honour of my everlasting love for Teddy, I used to collect all things teddy bear; friends would give me Gund bears and teddy bear cards and such. I'm still a sucker for bears but I don't keep them on my bed anymore. (I did buy myself some Winnie the Pooh flannels which are my absolute favourite things to wear when I'm ailing.) I have to stop myself from buying anymore but my girlish self is still attracted to them. Frankly, I don't know if I could pass him down to a child of mine with all these new, talking, singing dolls and such, don't know if he would appeal to anyone but the child inside me.

6 comments:

loribeth said...

I think he's adorable!!

luna said...

very well loved. so sweet, and yours forever. thanks for sharing teddy!

chicklet said...

He's super cute. Anyone who'd argue is crazy.

Pamela Jeanne said...

That is one VERY well loved Teddy. If he could talk, the stories he could tell...

Foreverhopeful said...

Awww.......... that is so cute!!

Wordgirl said...

Oh I love him. I still have *ahem* my Mr. Blankie. I actually found it high in my closet recently while doing some cleaning. I have a kitty too that is without fur and a wobbly eye --