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 Panny
Old Bear Stories Panny - Enjoying A Bit Of Sunshine
I have had Panny since I was ten. We had saved lots of Green Shield Stamps (remember those?) and each of my family could choose an item from the shop. I chose to have the panda.
Panny became Sooty's "Father" since he was a bigger bear than Sooty, and they were both Panda's... It is logical! :-)
Old Bear Stories Panny - Having Some Wine
He was well loved, and played with. As well as being used as a "weapon" in "fights" with my sister! She used to take him from me (probably for her own protection, since I would now be "disarmed") and when I would say "Give me Panny back!" she would reply "Who's 'Pannyback'?" When we talk about this now she says she must have been a horrid sister! But that is what sisters are for, isn't it? - That's their job!
Not surprisingly, Panny's fur is worn, and his "skin" is torn in many places. His first repair, performed by my mother (I think) was round his neck, so he had a white collar all the way round. He then called himself "Father Panny" for a while.
Old Bear Stories Panny - Posing on the Grass
I think both my sisters have repaired him over the years, and even my grandmother had a go when she came to visit!
The "fighting" sister has performed the most cosmetic surgery on poor Panny: She even gave him a new face; while relocating his nose, she also sewed in a smile as a joke, but we decided to keep it. She gave him a complete new front over the old one, and inserted a heart under the new material, so he is a really loving bear, despite all he has been through. And it also shows that she is not a horrid sister at all, and never was!
I hope you have had fun reading my story about bears , and seeing the teddy bear pics.
The Little Bear Movie Slot
Here you can watch some of the home bear movies taken by my father, using a 9.5mm cine camera or later on a 16mm cine camera featuring, to some extent Panny , ... Vision only, no sound in those days ... they were home "Movies" not "Talkies" !! :-))
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