Childhood Bear Falling To Pieces

by Nathan Petro
(Charlotte, NC)

childhood bear

childhood bear

I'll start off by saying that I know my bear isn't particularly old or anything, and he's really falling to pieces, but still, I'd like to find out what model he is.

I've had the bear as long as I can remember, (I'm about 20) and I've always had him for family vacations, I've brought him to school with me, and to more sleepovers than I can count. He's always been a constant companion, and one of the main things that I enjoyed doing with him is playing with his tag. Even when I stopped cuddling with him to sleep, I've always pulled him out from time to time to hold him and fiddle with his tag. It's relaxing, and it makes me feel like a kid again. It's not the usual way to enjoy a teddy bear, but for my whole life I've been fiddling with his tag, and I feel like I know it like the back of my hand.

Unfortunately, he was a child's teddy bear, and he's gotten more than a little share of rough treatment. Most things were repairable by my parents, his arm falling off, a whole near his neck, and whatnot. However now, the very fabric of his tag has started to wear away. There's only a tiny piece of fabric left holding the tag together now.

What I'd like to do is to get a new one, thereby still having the child-like joy I feel playing with his tag, and to put this guy away to save him from more wear and tear. Preferably I'd like to have him in as good as condition as possible so I can pull him out every five years ago, just to have the original is one piece.

So that's where I'm at. I know he must be around 20 years old or so, my parents got him from my cousin's parents, and he's a bit older than I am. Other than that, the tag is illegible and I don't have a lot to go on. I'm hoping someone here can point me in the right direction, so I at least know where to start looking!

Thank you very much for your time,

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