I was a girl that had a menagerie of stuffed animals lined up on her bed. But these few stand out in my mind.
  1. Koala
    The bear that was tucked under my arm one Christmas morning with a big bow. That may have been the last Christmas I believed in Santa and I slept with the koala bear for a long time after that.
  2. Teddy
    My grandmother worked at a restaurant and brought me a bear that was orphaned there. It was wrapped in a crocheted orange and white blanket and I loved it like it was my own. I always felt sorry for it because it was abandoned by its rightful owner. It was my little orphan bear that I had to take care of. Probably because of this...
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    This was hanging in my room for my entire childhood. A tattered teddy bear with a poem by Emily Dickinson.