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Teddy Bears are better than people....
Member Name: janeh
Date: 15/05/01, updated on 15/05/01 (96 review reads)
Advantages: Cuddly, Inexpensive, Don't answer back
Disadvantages: None I can think of
I’m not sure what started me off with teddy bears, but one of my earliest memories in life is that of a teddy. As a young child I had a tatty old brown teddy with moveable limbs and head and was stuffed with sawdust. He was wonderful. However, one day I was out with my mum and something happened to my shoe (can’t remember what) and as I sorted my shoe out I put my teddy – yes I took him everywhere on a brick wall. Unfortunately when my shoe was sorted we carried on our way, but without teddy.
It wasn’t until we got home that I realised teddy wasn’t with us. I was inconsolable – my mum phoned my grandmother to ask her to pop over and baby-sit me and my sister whilst she re-traced our steps. Unfortunately teddy was no-where to be found – I remember crying for hours. My mum bought me another teddy but he was never as good as the original.
Years later in my teens my grandmother found a big old teddy in the loft that had been my mums as a child (my mum had died when I was 9) so I adopted “Big Ted”. He was a wonderful old teddy, standing about two feet tall with moveable limbs, long snout, brown fur and when you push him back and forth he growls. So once again I was hooked. Since then I have slowly built up my teddy collection.
I am very fussy about my bears, I don’t like fancy bears or ones of strange colours or those wearing clothes. I like good, old fashioned bear bears.
Some of my more special bears (apart from Big Ted – yes I still have him, he must be fifty or sixty years old now) can be found in my bedroom. I have one which my fiancée bought me one valentines day, he is fluffy and soft with a lovely face and he is named Presley after my idol Elvis. Then there is Teddy Tots – a miniature version of Big Ted – but a lot younger. I also have Barnaby Bear – who is an exception to the rule as he is white. Normally I wouldn’t want a white teddy
but I won him in a raffle so he is welcomed as the only thing I have ever won at anything. I have a small, fluffy dark brown bear called Orlando – as this is where I got him from. The list goes on….and on.
I don’t think that I will ever have enough teddy bears – although I’m sure my partner would disagree. They are like having your very own Samaritans at home. You can tell them anything and they will not repeat it, and even though they obviously cannot solve your problems, I always feel better for having a cuddle from one of them. They are very therapeutic. If teddy bears ruled the world it would be a better place.