But, not me!
Do not mean to brag.
BEIGE is an odd shade.
But, it is surely, Hug member Barney's colouration...
He was Grandmother's special 'rescue' bear.
She & Mother had gone away to Leamington Spa, to a rather grand sounding 'Christmas House Party' @ the Manor Hotel.
Apparently, it simply meant, the hotel's chef took the strain of preparing the holiday feast, leaving them to relax!
Grandmother, particularly liked Leamington, having fond memories of this Warwickshire town, from her time stationed there during World War II.
She had been assigned as live-in cook to Officers, who had requisitioned a large private house on The Parade.
And, despite a few wild japes, she earned her Sargent's strips there.
Anyway, back to Barney's tale - on Christmas Eve, walking the said Parade, they, Mother and Grandmother looked in @ the St Barnardos charity shop.
A certain boy was sitting lonesome on an otherwise empty shelf.
Grandmother, a bear softy - I am sure I would have liked her, immediately took pity on him.
She could not bare the thought of him spending Christmas there, alone in the cold and dark.
So, he was 'saved' from this fate and joined the festivities.
Okay, not BEIGE, well, apart fom her walking stick maybe!
But, this is Grandmother, that Christmas in the snowy Jefferson Gardens...
She looks very sprightly here in 1998.
It was before her fall, that broke her hip.
And, the evil Cancer that took her life.