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Day 4 of the 5 Day Challenge

Posted on: June 17, 2015

Here is my picture for Day 4 of the 5 day challenge.

About The Five Day Challenge: Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge.


The Four Bears

The four bears, Elvis, Ted, Tootsie and Spot, lived on a farm with a little girl who loved them very much. She played with them everyday and made up adventure stories for them. The little girl grew up, as little girls do, and moved to the city. She put them in a box and seldom took them out or told them stories. She had children of her own who had their own special teddy bears. She moved to a bigger city and then to an even bigger city by the ocean. The box with the four bears always went with her. But the box was never opened and the bears had not seen the light of day for many, many years. Then one day, the girl, who was now a grandmother, was cleaning out a storage locker when she opened a dusty old box. “My teddies!” she shouted. She hugged each one, cleaned them up and aired them out. “You are coming with me,” she said. They didn´t argue. They always went with her. Elvis, Ted, Tootsie and Spot were put back in a box and travelled across the ocean. A few months later, when the box was opened, they were greeted with brilliant sunshine and heard a familiar voice say, “Welcome to Spain!”

Now I would like to nominate Nancy over at Living the Seasons. A visit to her site is a must. She is an excellent photographer, her posts are great to look at and enjoyable to read. She has a wonderful sense of humour and every now and then lets the beagle write a post!

23 Responses to "Day 4 of the 5 Day Challenge"

LOL! I guess I have to pull together some posts now.

Loved hearing about your beloved teddy bears. Every girl needs something like that.


You have so many fabulous pictures, I just knew you would be perfect for this challenge. I ignored those poor fellows for so long, I felt they needed a story.

Lovely to read more about your bears Darlene, that photo always makes me smile when I come across it on my blog.

They made it safely to Spain so I thought I should write a story about them. They inspired many a tale when I was younger.

This is the Story of the Three (no Four!) Little Bears and the author their mistress has become. I see you store memorabilia too – brava!

I probably store too much memorabilia and did have to leave some behind, but the bears came with me!

I’m overcome with your story of the bears. Delightful. OMG. Happy bears now. ❤ ❤ ❤

Glad you liked the story. The bears are happy now.

Yeah. I can tell. ❤ ❤ ❤

Sooooo glad you didn’t forget them in the end . Our toys from the past are part of the tapestry of our life . Do you think they like Spain ?

Yes, these few mementoes keep me connected to my roots. The bears like Spain.

A delightful picture and a lovely story. 🙂

What a lovely story! It’s a shame that not many of us manage to keep our little childhood mementos, as they once used to be so special and important in our lives. You Teddies are very lucky indeed to have survived trhough time and the long journey across the ocean. I hope you’ll be able to enjoy them for many more years to come! 🙂

I can´t believe I still have them. But I do tend to hang on to things. 😀

darlene, I made a mistake writing you what I did because I see it happens clicking onto your website, not your blog. sorry for the confusion that way. your blog is perfect. and I am back enjoying it!

Thanks! Not sure why that happens with my website from time to time. I´ll get my web person to look into it.

I hope the guys enjoy Spain. Will you teach them Spanish so they communicate with other bears?

That sounds like a good idea Judith.

That’s an amazing story! Are you going to post about their adventures in Spain? 😉

So pleased you liked it. I probably will write more about the 4 bears. 😀

Although I am very late to this post I must say I adore it! Somethings are worth keeping and lugging across an ocean. 🙂

You are never too late!! I agree, some things are just worth keeping. Thanks!

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