Thursday, 26 February 2009

True Colours Thursday - BROWN!

I had no problems with Mother's meme this week.
BROWN bears frequent my Household Hug in large numbers.
However, decided upon doing a co-ordinated BROWN bear post with Aunt BJ!
This is her John 1...
And, this is my BROWN boy, the day he arrived...
As you can see, they are very, very close cousins!
Mother rescued them both, last year from a warehouse in Kent.
And, then sent John 1 to Aunt BJ to watch over her writing.
They are Boyds Bears - a well respected bear breeder.

But, both are deeply devout fellows unlike myself!
Their, medallions reads...
"John 3:16
For God so loved the world,
That he gave his only Son,
That whoever believes in Him,
Should nor perish but have eternal life"

My John 2, quickly found Mothers 'Good News Bible'...
Now, it may surprise many, that Mother had such a book on her bookshelves, her not being religious.
Would you believe it, it was a Birthday gift!!!
Her old college friend, always devout, became a fervent 'born again' Pentecostalist, and decided to try and 'save' Mother!
A lost cause but I guess, good of her to try @ least!
She came to visit Mother, on her 27th Birthday.
Mother, being Mother, was equally intent on trying to broaden Aunt Prudence's horizons, so took her to The Mitre Inn, for a liquid celebratory lunch.
Probably, not the wisest of moves on her part, even though it is a highly respectable hostelry!
Mother had large red wine, Aunt Prudence a small milky coffee.
She, then presented Mother, with a BROWN paper package!
It contained the 'good' book.
Aunt not content with this surprise present, went on to point out, she had highlighted selected passages for Mother to read!
Amazingly, all these years later, they are still friends, if, somewhat distant ones.

Returning back to my John 2, despite his ardent bible studies...
He is proving a good natured fellow, so we get very well.
Never let it be said, my Hug is intorarant of differing beliefs & views.


Dina ... UK said...

Well, what can I say...:-)

Do tell, did mother read the highlighted

Aunt Dina

Carolina said...

That is what I keep noticing: so very many religious people in blogworld. And bears too? Gosh.
I'm so happy I'm not the only non-religious blogger.

BJ Roan said...

Good Morning Woodstock,
It was very nice of you to post about our Johns. They sure are handsome bears, don't you think? I'm sorry to say John 1 hasn't been as devout as he was before coming to America. I fear I have neglected to nurture his religious ways. I must try to do better.
Aunt BJ

Maggie and Mitch said...

There are several Boyds bears running around our house but not one of them is carrying a Bible!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Make A Bear said...

He is very cute! :)