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 Sooty
Old Bear Stories Sooty - In Some Flowers
Now, Sooty was bought on the sea front at Littlehampton. (I think, but now I come to write this, it is more likely that it was somewhere like Brighton!) It must have been in 1971 just after decimalisation, because there was some confusion in the price. I was buying him with my own pocket money; The shop keeper said what I thought was "ten (pence)" but he took my 50p coin, he had meant "ten shillings"! Probably trying to talk to me in "old money" but being one of the young ones, I was quite happy with talking about this new fangled decimal money nonsense! As a result, I almost did not buy him.
Old Bear Stories Sooty - Again The Flowers
Sooty is a Panda, but he started life as Teddy and Danny's son, however, when I got Panny, he changed families and was in fact Panny and Pansy's son after all, and Teddy and Danny's nephew.
- It turns out that Teddy and Panny are sister and brother, as are Pansy and Danny! (I got the idea from my human family where this is the case for some of my aunts and uncles!) - Are you confused yet?
Old Bear Stories Sooty - Still The Flowers!
The made-up story goes that Sooty was a White Bear, but fell into a bucket of soot. As he climbed out, he rubbed his eyes and ears so they became black as well as his back, bottom and legs... But they never managed to get the soot out. Hence his colouring and name!
A true story is that I was playing catch with my cousin with Sooty as the "ball" and he fell into a potty full of wee! Yuck!!! He was then soaked in various cleaning fluids for a while and it took some time for him to recover, and regain a "normal" smell. He is OK now, but still does not like the idea of swimming much. Like his cousin Shuggy.
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 Sooty , ... Vision only, no sound in those days ... they were home "Movies" not "Talkies" !! :-))
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