“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt


Saturday, December 5, 2009


DJ has been getting to know the Teddies. He has lived with them a long time, but never paid much attention to them. That's Minkie & Muskie. They were both fashioned from my mother's fur coats. One bear was made by a bear maker who lived in Holley. The other was made for my sister by Dee Hockenberry who formerly lived on Bacon Road in Albion. Dee is a nationally known bear maker who has written many books about Teddy Bear collectables. Some of my sister's bears were featured in two of Dee's books. So Minkie was a gift to Sherry for lending her bear collection to be use in Dee's books. When Sherry was alive we had joint custody of Minkie. He survived Sherry & Fuzzy's tragic house fire, and lives on here with DJ at Gordon Road. (Just thought you might be interested in a little of DJ' family history.)


  1. What a beautiful dog. We always had collies as children and they were terrific. The bears are adorable. Very soft and fluffy I would guess being made from a fur coat.That's putting it to good use.


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