Thursday, September 04, 2008

A Tiny 3 1/2 Inch Steiff Bendy Bear Reads About The Titanic Disaster In An Old Newspaper.

Dear Diary, This afternoon my brother and I spent some time cleaning out the attic of our home. In an old dusty trunk, we found a yellowed newspaper, The New York Times, from April, 1912. We took it downstairs to read in the evening. On the front page was the terrible story of the Sinking Of The Titanic. The headline reads, "Titanic sinks four hours after hitting an Iceberg." The paper went on to say that the R.M.S. Titanic sank in the chilly waters of the North Atlantic. 2,340 people were on that ship. 705 were saved. 1,635 souls were lost, on April 15, 1912. It was a sad story. A book written in 1955 tells the rest of the story very well. It's called "A Night To Remember" by Walter Lord. The Illustrated Edition is full of black and white photos of the ship and some of the passengers and crew, and tells the story as it really happened from information that was gathered at the time of the accident.

What does this have to do with Teddy Bears, you may ask. Well, here are the stories of two bears that were on that ship during that fateful voyage, and they lived on to tell about it! They are "Gatti's Bear" and "Polar". Read about them in the posts below. ~Carol Jean~

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