Christi says that out of all other bears that she has seen with bows on their necks, this bear comes the closest to being like her bear.
I do believe it had a white muzzle. It has been soooo long, I can’t even think of any differences. I can tell also, just by looking at that photo, that it is the same kind of material. A lot of bears nowadays are super duper soft. My bear was soft, but not like that silky fur material that most bears have now.
I’m looking for a pink teddy bear from Montgomery Wards in about 1991-1992. The bears being sold were available in pink or blue. They were a decent size, about 15 inches tall from head to toe and like 11 inches wide from arm to arm. My pink bear had a bow around its neck.
When I was between 4 or 5 years old, my dad was taking my two brothers to the store to get them some shoes for basketball. I went along, meanwhile mom stayed back at the house. As we walked through some aisles, I was drawn to a big bin full of blue teddy bears and pink teddy bears. I picked up a soft, pink teddy bear and carried it around the store with me. When it was time to check out, I had already fallen in love with this bear in my arms. I asked my dad if I could have it. Being that our family didn’t make much money, funds were limited. I really really wanted the bear, not to mention, being as young as I was, I didn’t quite understand why my brothers were getting things and I wasn’t.
Well, apparently, back at the house, my mom started thinking about me, and how I might feel left out. She said a quick prayer that God would provide a way for me to be able to get something. Right at the checkout, after my dad gave me the final, “no, you can not have this bear,” I walked back to the bin and put the bear back. Out of nowhere, this nice old lady who was sitting right on a bench near the checkout with another old lady, strolled up to my dad, with the pink bear in her hand and said, “Would you mind if we bought her this bear?”. Dad refused, but she insisted, so dad agreed and I got my bear.
When we got home, mom was happy and told us what she prayed. That bear was, from that moment on, my “Jesus Bear”. I always slept with it. I always took it on trips with me…which is where this story ends tragically. I went to Canaan Valley when I was in 7th grade and took my bear with me…when we got home, it was missing. My parents called them, but, they didn’t find it. So, here I am…24 years old, newly married, on Christmas eve, thinking about my “Jesus Bear” wishing I could somehow find it, or maybe get one exactly like it.
If you could somehow find out what teddy bears were in stock at those dates and locate where I can get a pink bear, I would be forever grateful.
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Searching for a toy – Originally posted Monday – 01/16/2012