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Thread: Memory Bears

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    Super Member Olivia's Grammy's Avatar
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    Memory Bears

    The first picture is of the Memory Bear my friend made me using my DH's clothes. He passed away on Nov 23, 6 days before he would have been 75. Life is very lonely with out him. We were married 43 y 2 m & 19 days.
    The second picture is of my bear and the two I had made for my girls.
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    We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

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    Those are absolutely priceless! Love 'em!


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    What fun! I've never heard of doing memory bears before. It's a wonderful idea and will create a treasured keepsake for all of you.

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    Adorable!
    How exceptional that your friend incorporated the shirt collars and front button plackets. And even the belt loops on the jeans!
    Is this quilt also from your DH's jeans?

    So sorry for your loss.
    You have some special treasures there to help you and your DDs find your new normal, as you remember your DH/DF.
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    So sorry for your loss.
    My niece makes these, but uses just shirts, no jeans. These are really cute. I'll have to show her.
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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    Priceless!!

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    What a great idea.. I have all my mother-in-laws clothes. I was going to make quilts for all the grandchildren but maybe a bear would be nicer for the little ones. Thank you for sharing.

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    sorry for your loss
    very nice

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    Oh, so sweet. So sorry for your loss. I hope the bears bring him a little closer to you and your girls and help to heal.

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    So very sorry for your loss...it is hard to lose your husband...mine passed away 8 years ago...we were married 27 years...I was only 49...with the help of family and friends, I have been able to move forward...but you never get over the loss. My dad just passed away, so now my mom is a widow...they were married 63 years...she is feeling so alone too. I love the memory bear idea. My sister gave me a bag of my dad's clothes to make a quilt...and I want to do that...but would be nice for her to have a bear also to snuggle with. So nice of your friend to make the bears using your husband's clothes...I am sure the girls will like them too.

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