Pictured here with three-week old Dean is the little teddy and two other favorites, a lion that played, "You Are My Sunshine" and Claymore C. Bear. The latter two toys have since bit the dust.
Then, when Dean's little brother, Luke, came home from the hospital and was crying as newborn babies do, the almost three-year old boy reached into the baby buggy, patted his little brother, and said. "Don't cry baby. Here's teddy." The memory brings tears to my eyes.
For the past several years, the little stuffed bear has been residing in the bottom of our school clock in the living room. If you look closely, you might notice that Teddy has a haircut. Little brother, Luke, gave the little bear a buzz at one point, something he did to himself...more than once.
Both sons are now adults and fathers to our wonderful grandchildren. Perhaps, we should dust off the old teddy bear and have meet a new generation of children. To see more favorite toys, visit Carly at Round Robin Photo Challenge.