This Is a photo taken the summer before last in Bridgeville, Pa at my aunt geri’s back yard. I am on the left and my “cousin”
Honey bear Wagner is on the right. It was a hot day in July so we were wearing our sundresses. Take care all
Teddy Bear Yates
Here is a picture of me wearing my fall/Thanksgiving dress.
Here are the pictures I wrote about earlier.
Molly in her Christmas sweater.
Me in my Christmas dress.
Molly enjoying a sunny spot.
Flowers from aunt Susan. This is little bear and hitty Ann raikes.
Little bear is a 9 inch hand knitted bear who was created in the Ukraine by a talented crafter. We are so happy to have a new friend mama Mary plans on hand knitting items for her.
Love to all
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It’s been a very long time since I posted. Mama Mary had a not so good year physically but is feeling a lot better now. Not great but a lot better. Her husband is retiring in January and they have bought a home in Pennsylvania. After 26 years mama Mary is moving home and is thrilled about it.
Since I have only lived In China for a very short time and have only lived here in South Carolina I am looking forward to a exciting new adventure.
I will try to keep you posted. Here is a picture of aunt geri with her tree entry at the bridgeville area tree festival at the public library.. and a picture of the hitty dolls winter scene from last year. I have pics of me and molly dog in our Christnas sweaters but they are on mama Mary’s phone and she will have to transfer them over here to be posted. Maybe later.
Have a wonderful new year everyone.
Teddy bear yates
It has been a rough 6 months around here. MAMA MARY has
Not felt well enough to play with me and help me write a post. I have however spent a lot of time snuggling with her and molly the dog
Since it is after all my most important job to comfort mama.
Since last post mama and molly the dog have both had surgery. Molly under went a third tumor removal. It went so well, way better than last time. She came home from the hospital 3 hours after surgery and said “surgery? What surgery?” She is such a little sherman tank. We gave her pain medicine just to keep her from running and jumping and pulling stitches. She loves resting with me and her and mama both think that ALL pillows should be teddy bear shaped
Mama had a 3rd knee surgery helped her with mobility but not much releif in the pain department.
Then in august she was attacked with severe veritgo. Wow what an
Unpleasant surprise that was. Lots of tests to rule out stroke mri’s and scans etc, finally it was decided that it was bppv, benign paradoxocal
Positional vertigo possibly brought on by the lyme disease.
Lots of physical therapy for that and she is still having random episodes.
However the big problem is her lower back big time pain . After many scans and tests it was shown that there is imflamed scar tissue from
Previous surgery and instability in L 2 where it meeets with the
4 leval spinal fusion. Lots of physical therapy for that
Also. Shots in nerve roots and increase in pain meds have made the condition bearable. Will decide in january if surgery to clip l2 to existing fusion would be more help than harm.
That is all. it is our intention ‘mama and me” to use this blog for fun not whining.
I just wanted to give an explanation for our 5 month absense.
Meanwhile sweetie bear who traveled with mama for years when
She flys and has to keep luggage to a minimum has officially retired!
She says her bones and fur are just too old to be wadded up in luggage and those scanning machines , well we just won’t go there. So here is a pic of her in her retirement night gown and slippers.
A new little bear named brownie has joined us and will be flying with
Mama if she ever feels well enough to travel again. Here she is in her nightgown robe and slippers.
And pic of me in my christmas nightgown. We missed taking pic of me in my fall dress. I will see if i can get mama to change me back to that dress and do a photo shoot.
Missed you all
Hope you are all well. Hope to post more later.
Teddy bear yates
Mama feels somewhat better this week not great but better.
One of her meds which make her very ill is on again off again at 2 week intervals and this week she is off .
So we are planning to fly up to the pittsburgh pa area to be with aunt geri for her birthday. Since we fly standby we will make the final decision on whether to go or not on tuesday.
However i am an extremely optimistic teddy bear and i have started to pack my bag.
We will do nothing special while there but we will see A few friends and relatives and i understand there will be birthday cake fOr breakfast, lunch and dinner!,
Mama mary and i did not post for a coupke of weeks because
Mama had some problems with what she calls “medical related real life issues”. When this happens i do not go online often , preferring to concentrate on comforting and cheering up mama, which is after all my main job in this household.
Fortunately mama had already sewn my july dress weeks ago as she had hoped to join aunt geri and her teddy honeybear in pennsylvsnia. In jluy and wanted to have me dress for the holiday. Well it does not look like mama is going to visit aunt geri this july. In the whole 68 years of her and aunt geri’s life they have only been apart in july 2 times. They are twins. They are very disaponted but the wor ld will go on spinning regardless and both aunt geri and mama realize that it is not the worse thing to happen.
Mama and i fly standby as mama’s dear husband works for the worlds larrgest airline and last minute arrangements could be made to fly north if mama suddenly “takes a turn for the better”.
Meanwhile here are a couple of pics taken yesterday between rain storms. Very loud storms. Molly dog spent most of the day
wearing her very effective “thundershirt” which is a real success
During thunder storms and still to come fireworks. And speaking of fireworks they are very legal in sc and are used constantly here all year round for parties and picnics. I am helping mama set up a holiday scene for her hitty dolls and they will have firewirks. We teddys are not permitted to have them because we are a lot younger than the hitty dolls and a lot nore irresponsible and careless. Not fair,!!
Me and becky bear looking very cute!
I hope ya’ll have a safe and happy holiday. If it does not rain later mama , me and molly dog will sit on the deck and download an
Audio book and crochet on christmas
presents. And if mama feels well enough i will help her get the hitty dolls dressed and arranged. “PLAYING” is not only good for a person physically but also good for the soul.
Take care all
Teddy bear yates