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the bears bring to memory a similar-looking stuffed bear of my maternal grandparents'. he wore a red checkered button shirt, red pants, and had the same scruffy fur. when i was a young'n, i preferred new toys to old ones (even if the toy was new but looked old, i wouldn't be interested); i hadn't yet acquired that taste for the vintage look. makes me sad to think now that he may not have gotten much play time. i hope he's well in whatever home he ended up in amongst my siblings and cousins.