Before I started school my mother made my two brothers and I a stuffed animal. Mrs. Ivers, a lady that lived two houses down from us (when we lived on the beach) had a pattern for a Teddy Bear. Mrs. Ivers went to the Salvation Army and bought coats, then cut the bears out using the fur lining. Probably my bear was made with material from the same source. When the bear was completed Mom made sure that we understood that the bear was for ALL THREE of us.
I slept with Teddy for years and years, long after I should have. In my teen years I could prop him right under my great big rollers and then be able to have a good nights sleep - once again Teddy to the rescue!
|Lori Maloney and me in Butte|