By Darlene Evans

Yep…. Today is National Teddy Bear Day!

Came to be when… back in 1902…. then President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub while hunting in Mississippi.   Course… made the national news.   In the Washington Post… Clifford Berryman published a cartoon of the event and it inspired the “Teddy Bear”.   Became an instant classic.

I’ve had lots of teddy bears in my day.   lol… I still have talking “Redneck Bubba” teddy bear… a teddy that recites Our Lord’s Prayer in spanish.    Did have a real potty mouth teddy… don’t even know where he is.    Think i gave him away.

No doubt my FAVORITE teddy bear is the one a friend gave to me this year in Arlington at my brothers funeral.  Her mother made them for our family out of my brother’s favorite shirts.    Gosh… how many times I’ve cried and hugged that teddy bear.   Just love it!!

Do you have a favorite teddy bear?   Give it hug today.   : )




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