Love Those Teddy Bears

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@HazySue (22973)
United States
September 5, 2017 10:20am CST
My mother and mother-in-law both loved teddy bears so it was always easy to know what to give them for a gift. Everybody used to give them bears for every occasion. They both ended up with quite a collection. Now that my mother is gone I have decided to give the collection to my girls. They get to divide it and choose which one they and their children want. As for my mother-in-laws collection, they went to her grandchildren. It is amazing just how many they were able to accumulate. Do you have a type of thing you lie to collect?
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
5 Sep 17
Wow that is beautiful and so nice that your children and grandchildren will get to enjoy them and pass them on for generations to come. I don't really collect anything. My mom use to collect souvenir spoons and I have her collection now.
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@HazySue (22973)
• United States
6 Sep 17
I don't collect anything either. Unless you count crafting items.
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• United States
5 Sep 17
I dont my friend dont collect anymore of anything. Glad you do have these to pass on.
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@HazySue (22973)
• United States
6 Sep 17
So am I. It is a memory of their grandmother.
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@sallypup (28483)
• Moses Lake, Washington
5 Sep 17
My Mom must have been in her 80s the Christmas I gave her a soft little Teddy bear. I asked her if she wanted me to find her something else and she said, Oh no! This is perfect! as she hugged the little guy. One never grows out of the need for comfort.
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@HazySue (22973)
• United States
6 Sep 17
How true. When visiting nursing homes I often see seniors hugging a stuffed animal.
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@sallypup (28483)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Sep 17
@HazySue The need to feel warm and cozy goes way back, doesn't it?
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@HazySue (22973)
• United States
6 Sep 17
@sallypup it sure does.
@marguicha (101852)
• Chile
5 Sep 17
I have my own teddy bear on my bed. As for collection, I´ve had several along the years. Now I don´t have so many.
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@HazySue (22973)
• United States
6 Sep 17
I think everyone has hade a teddy bear sometime in their lives to love.
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@marguicha (101852)
• Chile
6 Sep 17
@HazySue I have had at least 2. I still remember one I had when I was very small. It only had one eye as I remember him.
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@HazySue (22973)
• United States
6 Sep 17
@marguicha I hade a stuffed dog for years until one of my dogs tore it up.
@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
5 Sep 17
I have my teddy bear, but not a collection. I stopped collecting things years ago and I got rid of everything when we moved from France.
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@HazySue (22973)
• United States
6 Sep 17
I am not a collector of things. A little token of memory here and there but very few things.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
6 Sep 17
@HazySue My husband collected train toys and I collected cooking books, but I have scaled down.
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@m_audrey6788 (15084)
• Philippines
5 Sep 17
I know it sounds so childish but I really do and keep a bear with me..I don`t know but I guess, they are so huggable and will not complain when you hug it tighter
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@HazySue (22973)
• United States
6 Sep 17
They can give you comfort for sure.
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• Philippines
6 Sep 17
@HazySue ..Yes..It is
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• United States
5 Sep 17
I'm sure everyone was happy to inherit the bears as a keepsake from your mom
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@HazySue (22973)
• United States
6 Sep 17
They will love them. I couldn't decide who should get which ones so I am leaving it up to them.
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@Corbin5 (115632)
• United States
5 Sep 17
A great idea to give the collection to your girls!! I am not a collector of things, probably due to having too much of something makes me a bit nervous. A minimalist I am.
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@HazySue (22973)
• United States
6 Sep 17
I am not a collecte4r either. To me less is more.
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@marlina (77809)
• Canada
5 Sep 17
I love teddy bears too, but do not collect them.
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@HazySue (22973)
• United States
6 Sep 17
I think they are sweet and it's nice to own one but ...
@JustBhem (42819)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Sep 17
Actually, I have plenty of things I want to collect again. Before, I collected pens, angel figurines, stationery, cards, stuff toys.
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@HazySue (22973)
• United States
6 Sep 17
Wow, you are a collector. Come to think of it I do have a lot of pens.
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@JustBhem (42819)
• Davao, Philippines
6 Sep 17
@HazySue Really? I collected pens even they are no ink anymore.
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@HazySue (22973)
• United States
6 Sep 17
@JustBhem As for me, I throw away a pen once I can't use it anymore.
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
6 Sep 17
I do. I collect planners/journals. I have a number of them now. Some are made of leather and special kind of paper. I can use 12 planners in a year. And when I see something new, I can't resist to get them but I'm trying to control myself now.
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@HazySue (22973)
• United States
6 Sep 17
Now that is something I could get into collecting.
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