About 2 years ago I went on Ebay looking for a replacement bear like the one I had as a child. I wrote a post about it here. I ended up finding a similar bear but it wasn't the same.
I don't even know what I did with that replacement bear. I thought I had him in one of my totes, but I must have accidentally donated him to Goodwill or something. He is lost. I'm not quite as heart broken as when I lost my original bear.
A few days ago, I continued my search for my lost bear. I knew I would never find my original bear so a replacement was fine with me. The first one I found was in mint condition. It came with his chain necklace and a box. Only problem: it was $175. A little out of my price range. Yeah, I missed my Barry (apparently his real name is Cosmo) but I'm not crazy.
Another search lead me to mountain_high_minatures. She was selling the bear for $19.99 with a best offer. A lot cheaper than the first bear I found but like most people I wanted to see what kind of deal I could get. After some negotiating, the bear was mine.
He arrived today and he looks just like my Barry. He doesn't have the red mouth my mom sewed on but that is ok. I am not letting this bear out of my sight.
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