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November 30, 2005

"Meet a dear old friend..."

When I was born my father bought me a teddy bear. The idea was that I would always have the company of a good bear throughout life.

Unfortunately when I transitioned to my grandparents house my bear got misplaced. It was one of those things that just got put aside and lost somehow.

My father has, off and on, tried to describe the bear to me but as it was 30+ years in the past his memory was a little spotty. He did remember that one arm was slightly larger than the other.

On my epic trip back to Kentucky my grandmother had dug out some stuffed animals from the closet and wanted me to sort through them to see if there were any I wanted for Jack. At the bottom of the bag I found this:


I almost fainted. I can actually remember lugging this bear around when I was 2ish. I took the above picture that night and emailed it to my dad while I called him to confirm it was my long lost bear.

"That's it!"

He's sitting by me right now. I almost feel compelled to take him with me everywhere in a vain attempt to make up for 30 years of being imprisoned in a closet.

Posted by Jim at November 30, 2005 12:10 AM


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