Little Bear's Adventure's
What a surprise to find an email, with a photo of Little Bear and the family who found him!
In the past few days I have been greeted by wonderful photos of Little Bear, horseback riding, fishing, sitting on flowers and having wonderful adventures in the Adirondacks! But since I lost L.B. in Lake Placid, NY on August 4th, I wasn't really sure who he was with.
Now I can see the Lacko Family! They shared more photos, with captions!
"Little Bear loves driving his little AAR 'Cuda, just like his friends like driving theirs. Took him a while to get used to the 4 speed."
"Bear has shown an interest in winter sports since his Lake Placid visit. He asked us to teach him hockey."
"Learning to shoot a game of pool."
I've been perplexed since I took this photo 10 days ago. Just minutes after took this pic, I discovered he'd fallen through a hole in my pocket. I retraced steps and found nothing. Where did he go?
The next day before leaving Lake Placid, I left 5 notes on Main Street. I knew it was ridiculous to hope that someone would find the bear and then happen to find a note.
5 days later I received an email (written by L.B.) saying he'd been found by a nice family. For the next few days I was thrilled each time I received a new photo of (slightly battered) Little Bear in the midst of adventure around Lake Placid. I was delighted that the "finders" were having some fun with the bear and camera. But who really had him?
The Best Note I Could Have Hoped For!
When the email arrived with the photo of the Lackos, all I could do was grin. What a treat to see the heroes of this crazy story! They didn't just find Little Bear, they enjoyed the same silly fun that I've always had. Photographing the bear in different settings is not really what it's about. The bear is an oddly addictive tool for enjoying the world from a different perspective! But somehow you really do grow attached to this little furry guy.
The family sent such a sweet email, along with all the photos. They told me how much their family had enjoyed this unexpected tangent, focusing on the simple fun of sharing Little Bear adventures. They asked if they could keep him just a while longer, before sending him back.
I was giddy writing the Lackos back. Of course they could keep him longer. It's been so great sharing the fun, with another family. I asked if I could post their family photo on the blog and they said that would be fine.
So happy!f our vacation
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.