Saturday, April 6, 2013

Storytelling Sunday: Buster B. Bear

On the first Sunday of every month, Sian of From High in the Sky hosts a round of storytelling. For 2013, Sian has suggested that people tell stories about the precious things in their lives, "those things from your past you can't bear to throw out . . . Or the thing you love most in a room."  For this month's story, I want to introduce Buster Brown Bear.
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My husband Paul gave me this teddy bear while I was in law school, a year or two before we married. When he arrived, his fur was  a soft brown, and he wore a blue satin ribbon around his neck. I named him Buster Brown Bear, and we joked that he was a constitutional law scholar.  We both found this very funny for some reason. Buster B. Bear traveled with me from Cambridge, Massachusetts to Ithaca, New York after we got married.  For almost thirty years, this well-loved, well-traveled ball of fur has shared our bed. He's definitely the worse for wear these days, but I still love him.  He's very precious to me, and I definitely couldn't bear to be without him!

38 comments:

Jennie said...

Oh Rinda, he' s charming . I want to cuddle him! Lovely story. And precious indeed. J x

Linda said...

Too cute!

debs14 said...

He has the sweetest little face!

alexa said...

He is very appealing and what a chunk of your life he has witnessed. Just as well being a legal bear and knowing all about client confidentiality, he will never divulge a word of it :).

alexa said...

He is very appealing and what a chunk of your life he has witnessed. Just as well being a legal bear and knowing all about client confidentiality, he will never divulge a word of it :).

scrappyjacky said...

He's definately still cute,Rinda.

Missus Wookie said...

I love that he is a legal bear - and Alexa's comment made me giggle.

Isn't it nice to have something to snuggle? What a big part of your life he has shared - almost as long as Paul!

Sian said...

He has a very warm and friendly smile! and I think he looks in pretty good shape...plenty of years left in him yet :)

Gail said...

He's adorable and is definitely not showing his age. Love Alexis' comment.

dogmatix said...

He is gorgeous and I love that he still has pride of place on your bed

Ladkyis said...

He's a handsome bear, thank you for sharing

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

What a sweet little bear. He's looking in better shape than my daughter's bear and she has had him a mere 13 and a bit years!

Deanna said...

What a cute little bear and such a sweet story. I have a little bear from my sister that sits on my bed. She's furry and wears a pink sweater with a heart on it. It's funny how even as an adult we can cherish a wonderful gift of a teddy bear.

S said...

We can see right away that he's the loveable sort! (And I think you've given me my story for next month!)

Cheri said...

Ahhh, there's just something so appealing about a well-worn teddy bear, isn't there?

sky-blu-pink said...

He is lovely! What a kind face Buster B has!

Jennie Hart said...

He has a lovely face and I think he looks in pretty good condition :)

Kylie said...

He's lovely and he certainly looks like he has some years ahead of him yet.

JO SOWERBY said...

I still have many bears given to me as a baby/child which I adore. Your bear must have many tales to tell of your life together with your hubby and children,
Jo xxx

Abi said...

Rinda he is a very lovely bear and very well loved I'm sure!

Sheena said...

He looks such a cutie x

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

Wonderful story. I bet if you got him a new ribbon, he would look almost like new again.

Elizabeth said...

That was sweet of your husband to give you Buster B. Bear. I'm sure he is going to be more precious the longer he's with you.

Alison said...

He really is a cutie!
Alison xx

Sandie said...

It's lovely your bear has travelled with you over this time.

The Mann Fam said...

I love your well loved bear and all the memories he brings to you.

Irene said...

Such a cutie filled with warm memories.

Louise said...

aww he's lovely and he has such sweet memories too x

Jane said...

he's so sweet and such memories are precious.

Becky said...

How sweet! Such a well travelled bear - glad he is still with you xx

Karen said...

Buster is adorable! And I think he looks pretty good for all his travels.

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Jo said...

He is a real cutie! x

Miriam said...

To have something so gorgeous and for such a long time is wonderful Rinda.

My simple life said...

adorable bear :)

Sinead said...

This is such a lovely story - old toys are so precious! Thanks for sharing :)

Mary B said...

a very precious bear Buster you are loved