He used to talk to all ‘n’ sundry in Borehamwood. In Shenley Road, upon the station’s platform he would confuse, delight and frighten with his mere ‘Hello’!
Train passengers journeying to and from Elstree & Borehamwood, chatting on their phones, would tell their conversational partners about the mad woman making her teddy bear talk.
Often, rather sheepishly, they would then pass their phones to Bearsac as their conversational partners knew of him and wanted to speak to him! I’d have to hold the phone between my mouth and Bearsac. The regular commuters, who knew Bearsac, would laugh at the facial expressions of the phone owners!
Bearsac turned Babies’ crying into laughter, like Jesus turned water into wine.
Many an actor from the BBC studios has been honoured to be photographed with him.
For those of you that don’t know of Bearsac, and those that do know of him but simply don’t know my sad news from 2011…sit down comfortably!
On 3rd December 2011, in Tanzania, Bearsac was snatched from me by a man as he waved at children from the window of our train, as it left the village of Kinyanguru. It took me a while to get over his bearnapping.
However, demand by his fans… the bear is back in town!!
I hand-sew him a new body from a pattern a woman made for me.
You may also be interested to know that I have heavily revised my book – Travels with my Teddy Bear (Travelogues and musings of a woman with Asperger’s Syndrome and her teddy bear).
It is not suitable for children due to a small amount of adult material. Currently it is only on Kindle, but I will hopefully soon have it as ePub and (if I make enough money, will perhaps produce a paperback again).
We will upload the photos with other people tomorrow or Friday, both myself and Debra are falling asleep right now.