From when it first came into our lives, and the adventures it has had...
To where it is now ... and who has loved it ... and will continue to! :-)
We feel it is time to tell those stories to the world,
and not leave the much loved bears behind to gather dust on the shelf or in the attic ...
almost forgotten ...
So, Bring Out Your Bear, give it a really big hug and ask it to remind you of the stories it has to tell, I'm sure it will bring joy to your heart, and its bear heart too.
My Bear Family Tales
Over the years I have collected many old bears, well, most of them were new when I got them ... :-) ...
Here are some of their stories, with pictures of bears to illustrate them.
I have even linked some old family cine films, taken by my father, and featuring some of the bears in film!
I hope you enjoy reading them... (And watching the short bear film !!)
My Old Bear Stories Horace
Old Bear Stories Horace - Watching the world through the Bay window
Horace came into my family over 30 years ago, when I was in hospital. The lovable big bear was staying in the children's ward where I was. I fell in love with him since I had always wanted a great big bear.
Old Bear Stories Horace - Posing: "Is this my best side?"
Horace used to sit at the foot of my bed and my father would lean on him when he read to me as part of my recuperation. (Enid Blyton stories - no bears, unfortunately!) The nurses saw how attached I was to the big old bear and gave him to me when I went home again.
Old Bear Stories Horace - In his best teddy bear clothes
The nurses said that Horace was too much of a big teddy bear for the other children in the hospital ward, and knew that I would give him a good home. My father said it would be OK, so that was it, he came home and became part of the family! My father carried on using him as a bear cushion at the foot of my bed, while he continued to read to me for a time. But my bed at home was much smaller than the hospital bed, so it was a bit of a squeeze!
Horace - Dressed as a Pirate
Horace Big Bear has been with me ever since, and came to Reading University with me. He was even on the rag week float disguised as a pirate.
Horace - The Teddy Bear Cushion
Poor Horace continues to "enjoy" his role as a cushion, however, not so much for the human members of the family, he now mostly is used for sitting on by other teddy bears and cuddly toy friends.
I hope you have had fun reading my story about bears , and seeing the teddy bear pics.
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