Thankfully Mother, before she went away on holiday, helped me with this weeks colour - it was suggested by Aunt BJ, so had to play!
Now, I have several RUSTY bears in the Hug.
But, am choosing to introduce the original member - Toby...
He, of course, was not Mothers first Teddy Bear.
They are sadly, long LOST!
When Grandmother moved, to live with her in Dreamingspires, much to their great joint dismay, the removal company misplaced two packing cases whilst holding them in storage for a few days - one contained much loved & worn, childhood friends Big Ted, Little Ted & Fluffy.
There was tears @ bedtime, as a house without bears is not a home!
Toby arrived shortly afterwards, a gift from Grandmother.
And, was so named, because his birth label said 'Toyland - Made in Israel'.
This is because, @ the time, the only Jewish person that Mother had knowingly encountered, was the fictional character Toby in Lynne Reid Banks 1960's novel "The L-Shaped Room", which she had recently read.
We still have the well thumbed paperback in our Library...Hugs,