By Miki de Goodaboom
(Illustration based on photos sent by “Go Teddy!”‘s reporter Ann La Mar)
I mentioned it in my last post, our wonderful reporter Ann la Mar, from the UK, is actually on a mission in Sweden and sent us photos of beautiful Teddy Bears she met there.
The big one stood at the entrance of a toy shop, welcoming the clients I suppose, and was incredibly tall, taller than Ann. As for the little ones, they were sitting on shelves inside the shop and immensely bored. They seemed to have sat there for ages! Ann noticed that many of the children hardly paid attention to them, their interest mostly taken by the Frozen Characters and Superheroes dolls. What a sad world, she thought. And so do I!
Not that I don’t like all these modern toys. In fact I even drink my water everyday out of wonderful little bottles shaped as Frozen and Superheroes characters! But a Teddy Bear is, and will always be something else, timeless, irreplaceable. Would a child or event an adult grasp hold of Superman or a Frozen princess when he needs comfort? I doubt it!
There they were, these wonderful little bears on their shelves, forgotten, unseen, nameless. So the Big Bear decided to take them out on a ride for the day in his beautiful wooden carriage and the little bears were over the moon!
And I decided to give them a name:
The white one in the carriage is called “Snowflake”.
The red one behind him is called “Redmoon”.
And the orange one, in the arms of the big one, is called “Gingerly”