Manny’s In Heaven

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.

Manny in heaven

I’m sure we will all miss him greatly, but he has definitely moved to a better place.

Manny's heaven#2

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.

Manny rides herd

During the day he goes to school.  Life is busy in heaven.

Manny's seat at school

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?

in school (3)

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 today1

Give us today day our daily bread,

our daily bread1

On earth as it is in heaven.

lead us not into temptation1

And lead us not into temptation,

Manny, Mommy's name is Marsha.  Are you trying to tell Mommy something?
Manny, Mommy’s name is Marsha. Are you trying to tell Mommy something? You look a little wistful.

But deliver us from evil.

figuring out heavenly school

So have you got everything all figured out up there in heaven, Manny?  Is heavenly life starting to fall into a pattern?

Manny & Danny & special friend

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?

Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. For thirty-five years, I lived in the most beautiful area in Central Valley of California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains minutes from the Sequoia National Park. As a child I moved from Indiana to Oregon. With my first husband I moved from Oregon to Colorado to California. Every time we moved, it hurt so much to leave friends. I never wanted to move again. After Mark passed, I married again. I told Vince that I could never budge from my roots in California. He said he loved the high desert. I don't think he ever thought he would realize his dream. In November, 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

47 thoughts on “Manny’s In Heaven”

          1. 🙂 Thanks for the compliment. I know Manny will be reading your comments with many grins, and hoping that you will invite him to come swim with some sharks. 🙂


  1. Manny loves all our other teddies, I actually think they party while we are asleep, as they seem rather tired in the morning. As I am so tired I never wake up during night to check, but I let him have some fun! 🙂
    Well he certainly sees a different life to his home life. Glad he still loves me!


    1. Yes, here he has his own space, and does visit with the other teddies some, but is concerned about Kalev using him as a dog toy. So he sits high on a shelf where he is safe, and he can jump down to the table, and help me blog. No, he is not going to want to come home, EXCEPT, and Manny I know you are listening. Uncle Randy and I are going on a train trip across country in October. You won’t want to miss that!


          1. I’m still tugging at the jeans! 🙂 I got a long email from Carol telling me all about their first three days in London. They are jam packing! It’s great to go new places, isn’t it. We have several trips planned soon.


          2. For London you need months to look at everything… I took a freind round sightseeing, she lives here, and she was amazed at everything. So close but she never goes just sightseeing.


    1. He’s telling me NO right now. I’m trying to bribe him with a train trip across the U.S. with his Uncle Randy and me. 🙂 We will see what he has to say about that! First he wants to go to Australia, and maybe even around Europe a bit more with Carol, the Eternal Traveler. 🙂


  2. Rest In Pizza Manny 😀
    I have never seen so many teddy bears !! Is there room in Ute’s house for her ? And going to school !! He may end up more intelligent than you Marsha 😉 Ralph xox 😀


    1. Can you believe all those wonderful animals. When she told me she had teddies, I had no idea! What fun he’s having! 🙂 I hope you do get the chance to meet before Carol comes to take him away with Justin Beaver to Australia! 🙂


        1. I forget, maybe the 10th. Maybe I’m not sure. I can’t remember which! 🙂 Maybe I just plain don’t know, and just haven’t been told. Either way, I trust both ladies implicitly with Manny’s life!


    1. Hmmmm I’m not sure he thought of that when he was climbing on the rack, or playing with the puzzle. But I agree with you. He will be able to talk to the cuddly bear of his choice, not just grunt an answer. 🙂


    1. Oh yes! There’s plenty of wi-fi in his heaven, thank heavens! 🙂 He seems to be enjoying England in spite of Ute not letting him eat the entire box of donuts and falling into a stupor for the rest of his vacation! 🙂


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