Brown Bear with Shirt Seeking His History
by Jim Worthington
(Elmira Hts, NY)
Brown Bear with Shirt
This is Todd. He was given to me in about 1980 when I lived in the suburbs of Philadelphia. He is about 15” tall. Eyes and nose are plastic and have nicks in them from the years of wear. The mouth is obviously not original, but a piece of felt. The limbs and head seem plush to me, and is a bit threadbare in places. The hands and feet are a cream color. The shirt seems the most distinctive part of this handsome fellow. Perhaps it is a gingham material, and it has a brown and white small checkered pattern. He has a knobby tail on the backside, which is brown like the legs. My grandmother was fond of shopping at Sears and Gimbels, if that helps. I thank you all for taking a moment to help me learn about this lifelong and dutiful companion.