Thursday, 17 May 2007

BEAR WITH ME

Meet Fraser...


Fraser was born in Scotland and decided to come down to London to visit with Buttons.

He made the journey with a little assistance from my friend Sharon and he has now climbed out his bag and has already settled down as part of Button's gang with special responsibility for poetic entertainments which seem to takes the form of lengthy recitations from the works of William Topaz McGonagall as a result of which Buttons already has 'The Tay Bridge Disaster' by heart!

Looking at Fraser reminds me of what Christopher (Robin) Milne, sometime friend of Winnie-the-Pooh, wrote about bears...
A row of teddy bears sitting in a toy shop: all one size, all one price. Yet how different each is from the next.

Some look gay, some look sad. Some look standoffish, some look lovable. And one in particular, that one over there, has a specially endearing expression.

Yes, that is the one we would like please.

[Image: Winnie-the-Pooh by E H Shepard]

4 comments:

Boll Weavil said...

How different they all are but how similar. Both my girls had a first ted called 'Winnie' fashioned in the likeness of the one, true bear.Like all beloved bears, they accompanied their owners everywhere. Thirty years before that and before merchandising was widespread, I had a conventinal brown bear that bore the name.It's a good job bears stuffed bear's don't have phone books otherwise methinks 'Pooh, W.T.' might take up a lot of pages...

Miss Deadline said...

Another McGonagall fan... Welcome to the fold Fraser.

Qenny said...

I loved those poems about the Tay Bridge, especially the combination similarities and differences between the poem he wrote when the Tay Bridge was originally opened, the one following the disaster, and the one after Tay Bridge II came into being.

Silly Billy said...

Nice to meet you Fraser.