Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This bear needs a name

I have been absent from the blog world because I have been busy working on Christmas secrets. Tonight I zipped by Nevada Fine Arts for supplies, then took a brief frivolous meander through the "antique" mall next door. Among the tattered issues of Life, chipped ashtrays touting tourist destinations, and other dubious collectibles, sat this bear looking clearly depressed. I looked a bit closer and saw that his aviator jacket declared him to be a Bialosky Bear. I already have a treasured Bialosky Bear that my mother brought out every Christmas to sit among the garlands on top of the bookcases. Today's bear was exceedingly thriftily priced, and without intervention faced a grim future as a "collectible". I still almost passed him by, until I read the small print on his jacket: "100% Loyal and True". And such an earnest expression. He came home with me.

First job was to clean up a few stiff spiky patches. Seems this bear had a close encounter with peanut butter. What peanut butter eater would give up such a loyal bear?

Since I already have a Bialosky, this bear needs his own name. So please help out by suggesting a name.

10 comments:

Lindsey said...

I think his name is Lindbergh.

Mim said...

How about "Fonzy" ? I think your new bear is a real treasure. Merry Christmas Amy.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

The first name that popped into my head on seeing your new friend was... Fonzy! lol Mim beat me to it :)

Purple Fuzzy mittens said...

If it helps any, his jacket will be swapped for a cable-knit sweater when I get around to making it.

Laura said...

How about Seamus (shaymus = James)... Kind of goes with the cabled sweater.

Beryl Moody said...

His jacket just screams Marlon Brando. My choice is Brando Bear

Sharon said...

I'm thinking Buddy, as in pal. He was a pal to somebody who loved peanut butter.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Amy, you would put a cable knit on a leather wearing bear! lol yes that changes things... So is the cable knit going to be sophisticated or cute? For sophisticated how bout 'Charles' (make sure to round off that 'ar' for the English drawl). For cute, Herbie.

Lindsey said...

He looks so serious he could also be a Winston. In a cable sweater he'll be more of Malachy.

Anonymous said...

He is Harley! No question.