Tuesday, September 15, 2009

3 Muses! What's in your pocket?

When I read about this challenge, "show us what's in your pocket" I went into my studio to make something. I passed by a shelf with all these drawers and this guy is there standing up in a drawer. "pocket bear", of course!
A stretch perhaps on the theme, but here's the story. I found PB at a garage sale in the late 60's just when I was starting to collect bears. You mean someone was letting this little guy go????? I rescued him and put him in my jean pocket. From then on he was with me a lot when the boys were little. He would talk to them when we went on errands or were riding in the car. He had a way of making the time go by when the boys got tired of running errands or waiting in line at the "drug store"! I think I probably carried him for about 5-6 years every day! The boys still remember pocket bear!

That's my story and I'm stickin to it!
PB

20 comments:

indybev said...

Well what a fun story! Thank you for introducing us to pocket bear --- and to a great idea for young mothers!

Lori Saul said...

I love your story so much Peggy and what a cute bear! What mysteries our pockets can hold -thanks for sharing this wonderful memory!

Amy said...

oh what a littl cute..he looks like he is the perfect size to fit in a child's pocket..I bet he had alot of adventure's with you!

Judy said...

Sweet bear, Peggy, I saw a lady knitting bears for refugee children overseas last weekend they looked so cute, perhaps one day they will have a story to tell, too!

Ozstuff said...

Peggy, I love your pocket bear! My mother knitted toys like him for her children and later on for her grandchildren. We treasured them. I wonder what modern-day kids would make of them. Probably go looking for their batteries! Great work.

Ann said...

the stories your bear could tell...!! he is so cute!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a darling little bear, Peggy...lots of love went into knitting that!

José said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. And I really love little Pocket Bear.

AliMayes said...

What a sweet tale and a sweet little bear!
Ali xx

Taluula said...

Peggy I just love your pocket bear, I bet he has seen and heard so much. Great take on the challenge.

WrightStuff said...

That is such a charming little story. Have you told pocket bear how his picture has been beamed across the world and turned into art? I bet he'll be impressed. He is such a cutie - give him a special cuddle from me!

WrightStuff said...

That's such a charming story. Have you told pocket bear that he is now famous the world over and getting new fans every day. He is a little darling - give him a cuddle from me!

Martina2801 said...

Your little bear is so lovely, Peggy!

Eila A said...

What a lovely story, Peggy - and a lovely little bear! I'm so happy you rescued him!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

such a sweet story - and I just love the bear!

I don't believe my mother has a single item from my childhood. Obviously, I'm a deprived adult. ;P

terri d. said...

your pocket bear is very handsome! and thank you for sharing your story.

Ellen said...

lovely story , great he survived this long and is still loved

LiveArt said...

Love your wonderful pocket story!!!

Linda

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is adorable!

Rhonda said...

How perfect! Love this story about Pocket Bear. Cheers!