Welcome back to My Bear Shop’s blog! This week we have returned to our wonderful ‘Our Childhood Best Friends And Memories’ collection. Sadly, this will be the last of the series! However, we have thoroughly enjoyed writing these pieces and hope that you have loved reading them. To finish, we have a few stories from Aimée and her best friend Rosie.
Aimée and Rosie.
First Play Date:
Early June 1990s.
A little bit about your best friend…
Rosie was the prettiest teddy bear I had ever laid my eyes on. She was a light brown bear, with a super cute denim pinafore and a pink floral bow in her hair. Maybe 9 or 10 inches tall. I had her from a very young age, and she was always my best friend throughout my younger childhood. I would take her to ‘show and tell’ days at school, to days at the park and play with my friends. Everywhere.
From starting school to moving house, Rosie was there with me through all kinds of changes and milestones. I remember when I moved house, I had one special request when decorating – Shelves made especially for my teddy bears to live on. I can picture it perfectly to this day. There were at least two rows of shelves running from one side of my room to the other. And, they were covered in all kinds of bears – I had always loved teddies!
One memory I have is when I was out shopping with my parents in my home town. I was at the age that I had started to leave Rosie at home more often, but she still held a huge place in my heart. We walked into a department store, and of course, I dragged my Mum straight to the floor with all the exciting toys on. And what did I see? Another Rosie! I could not believe my eyes. (Yes, I fell in love with a bear that I already had at home). For the whole time we shopped, I carried Rosie 2 around with me. Even in that short time I became attached and resisted saying goodbye!