Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the “life” Manny has been leading this past month. I just got word today that he has gone to teddy bear heaven.
I’m sure we will all miss him greatly, but he has definitely moved to a better place.
Of course, if you have been reading Manny’s emails, then you know that Ute took him from Ralph’s house in Spain home to England with her. If you look out the window, you can see he no longer can see the mountains of southern Spain.
Now his life is totally different. He is no longer the spoiled nearly-only bear. Cowboy Manny is trying to ride a herd of lemurs.
During the day he goes to school. Life is busy in heaven.
Manny, you love to color. I’m sure you stayed quietly coloring all morning long. Can you find all the places you’ve been in the Atlas?
I can see that you are much the same in heaven as you are at home on earth. Do you pray in heaven as you do on earth?
Give us today day our daily bread,
On earth as it is in heaven.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
So have you got everything all figured out up there in heaven, Manny? Is heavenly life starting to fall into a pattern?
Have you made any special friends in heaven? WAIT A MINUTE, young man. I thought I hadn’t received an email because you were in heaven, but there’s Danny. hmmmm I think you’d better get typing, Manny T. Bear.
“Dear Mom, I still love Ute, but she is making me work really hard. And she took the donuts away from me before I could even eat a bite. Ralph let me have donuts every day. Ralph gave me wine, and had parties every day. I have to go to school in England. Gotta go, Mom. Teddy McFluff wants me to do something with him. Bye! Love, Manny”
What have your teddy bears been up to these days?