For all my life I had never slept with a stuffed animal, not even as a baby. As a teenager I used to collect teddy bears, and even though I no longer have that collection, there is one gray bear that I kept. My Dad named him Lucky Bear, and this is his story.
One Christmas, when I was 15, my family did not have that much money, but where my Dad worked they held a Christmas party with a raffle with various prizes. The supervisor would call out a name they drew out of a hat, and each winner got to go to a prize laden table and choose a prize. There were electronics, appliances, and other various expensive items, except for a lone teddy bear that sat on the corner.
My Dad’s name was picked, and, instead of picking the expensive items, he went straight for the bear. His friends thought him crazy, but he said it was for my daughter. After all the prizes had been raffled off the supervisor then pulled out an envelope and said under the flap is the name of one of the prizes chosen. Whoever had picked that prize gets the cash inside the envelope. When he opened it up the flap read Teddy Bear, and my dad won $100 dollars, which he and my mom used for presents that year. My dad gave me the bear for Christmas, and since then I have slept with a stuffed animal.
My father passed away, and that teddy bear is the biggest connection I have to him. I would love to find a replacement for him.
He was made by Commonwealth Toys and sold at Walmart about 15 years ago, I found one a few years ago at a garage sale, but even he is worn now. He also came in brown, which I would be more then happy to accept. It’s more his shape then anything else that I love.
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Originally posted 07/28/2009