Some People Like Linden Bears
I have to say, my interest in Linden teddy bears is far less than zero. It's the liquid nitrogen as compared to a warm bath type of a gap.
I did have a teddy bear once, when I was very small. It was stuffed with sawdust and its head would occasionally pop off. The head works were a disc (I think a few in a stack) of thick cardboard* coarser and lighter in tone than brown paper. I was interested in that part of it. Its nose was a few long beige-y stitches and its eyes were yelloweye-looking glass. Its fur was short ansd bristley and worn in some areas.
I do remember the Eaton's uh... bear, I suppose it was, named Punkinhead, and I have a little dolly teaset salver with Punkinhead on it (I have leftover bits from a dolly teaset the child me owned in toto). Part of moving around a lot means having to jump into other people's culture of which one is not part, and which perplexes one, often forever.
I did adore Rupert the bear when I was microscopically sized, for who knows what reason.
But I have absolutely no interest in Linden bears.
* I remember it as BIG but it can't possibly've been given the size of the bear's neckhole, so it's due to A) how closely I was inspecting it, and B) its relative importance to me, as in old depictions of the world.
posted by - 12:18 PM