My First Teddy Bear Teebs
Teebs my bear
This is Teebs my very first Teddy Bear. I have had him since my birth in 1960 and as you can see he has been well loved.
I have many fond memories of this bear as I grew up and he always been by my side. I have a very strong memory of being quite small and crying and crying because I couldn't find Teebs anywhere. I screamed and screamed and simply could not sleep without him. I remember my parents frantically running around desperately trying to find him to shut me up.
There is very little left of Teebs and I have no idea who made him. All his fur is gone and his stuffing was coming out, so my mum made him this rather fetching knitted body suit to keep him together. His nose also fell apart and yes, my mum knitted him a new one.
He even has what looks like a cataract in one of his eyes where the colour has simply deteriorated. I must admit I have never seen another bear in quite such a sorry state. But I love him dearly and wouldn't part with him for anything.