Teddy Bear Lost — Teddy Bear Found



Here is a sweet Teddy Bear Story that I wrote in 2013 called

Roar — Teddy Bear Lost — Teddy Bear–Found

Remember that stuffed animal you once had and how it followed you everywhere–and if it wasn’t by your side it was a pretty sad time indeed. In December Lauren Bishop Vranch found this wee bear on an UK East Coast train at Kings Cross without its owner. Of course Lauren had no idea at the time that the “teddy bear” she found was actually a little lion.

Looking back at a time when she herself had a special stuffed friend she decided to find the owner of this lost lion. Vranch was told after speaking with a conductor that if she handed it over to the train’s lost and found it would be dropped off at a random place and left to gather dust. There was no way in her heart she could allow that to happen.

Instead Vranch took the little lion everywhere including a night out at a pub, a theatre show and a weekend hotel visit. After the “wild” weekend she got down to business and decided to take her quest to Twitter. Of course her plea went viral quicker than you can say Paddington Bear. Eventually the father of the child was alerted to a post on the Facebook page “Spotted on the Train” and contacted Lauren.

Soon the little lion whose name was “Roar” was reunited with its owner Phoebe Simpson who had been tearful since its loss. Once together young Miss Simpson said she ‘was over the moon’ and we all know what it means to be reunited with your special friend, no matter how old you are.

There is a wonderful page on Facebook called Teddy Bear Lost and Found which is a British forum for a Pinterest database that list all those small creatures that are lost. Please take a look and see if you have seen these loved ones. Remember–Teddy Bears don’t need hearts as they are already stuffed with love.


About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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