I'm joining Melody today at the Teddy Bear's Picnic. I've brought along my very first teddy! He is over 48 years young. Teddy used to go everywhere with me. He even spent a couple of weeks in hospital when I had an operation when I was one.
As you can see, he is very well loved. In fact he is so well loved he is slowly disintegrating! There is only the tiniest bit of fur in the folds of his ears. He still has his eyes and half a smile. His arms and legs are half the size they were originally and he has a big hole in his stomach. You can see how thread bear he is on his face. Many, many years ago, our next door neighbour made him his little jump suit to help hold him together. Even that is falling apart! His insides are a sort of foam, again slowly disintegrating.
A certain older person in the household once told me to throw him out! I let him know that that is never going to happen! At least not in my lifetime!