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Teddy bears live forever in our hearts
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:57 PM

Teddy bears live forever in our hearts

Homespun/By Jim Langham

I will never forget my sixth Christmas when a new friend came to visit our house. He has been one continuous friend that I have had for a lifetime. Today, he waits for me in a small study upstairs in our home. Very few people know about him these days, but deep inside he still brings the little kid out of me. Occasionally, I sneak in, hold him, and give him a hug, known only to the heart in my space.

Teddy Bear came to visit me one cold winter night when I was in the first grade. He showed up under an old-fashioned pine needle Christmas tree with his arms open. Those arms are still open to receive the love of a “little boy” some 60 years later.