Just had to share this with you all; A Truly Canadian Teddy Bear.
Yesterday my friend Ria and I went to the "Trash 'N Treasures"
community yard sale in Colborne, Ont. What to my surprise!!!! I found
this little bear looking at me just wanting to come home to my little
I did not even try to fight (my teddy bear weakness) this little
Punkinhead was coming home with me. I asked the smiling gentleman from
India what he wanted for the bear, he said a $1.00.
Now this little Punkinhead the one who has a secret pocket in the side
of his tummy for candy or neat stuff to hide, is just like the one I
purchased from Eaton many years ago for my granddaughter Brittany. He
is not a mohair bear, not worth a fortune, but worth a bundle of great
memories to me. He is now living in Campbellford.
He is the one when you bought him from Eaton's that year you also got
A copy poster of the 3 Punkinhead's painted by the daughter of the
(famous Canadian artist) James Kristead.
All my Punkinhead's and my 2x3 foot framed poster remain in Georgia in
my little pad waiting for me to return for 6 months.
The first Punkinhead (The Sad Little Bear) was 2 feet tall, he made
His first appearance in 1947 in the Eaton's Christmas parade. The first
mohair Punkinhead was made by Merrythought of England. (Now a old one
can cost over $2,000)
I know.... did I really need him???....YES!!!!
How many remember Punkinhead and still may have one?
How many have a collection you can share and can relate to my
Life is good.
Hugs from me and my Canadian Punkinhead, enjoy your day.
Thanks Bev V.