When I was a little kid, I had a teddy bear. This little stuffed animal went everywhere with me. It became my best friend and loyal companion. I had long conversations with my bear, and put him in strategic places, where he would be safe but could watch over things. Over the years, Charlie, as I called him, became ragged and torn, but that didn’t mean I loved him any less. Charlie the Bear was a lifetime friend.
My grandmother understood Charlie. She could talk to him, and understand him, just like I did. When I went to Momo’s house, I always took Charlie with me. The funny thing was, Charlie came alive at Momo’s house. We had wonderful conversations and adventures, which always included my grandmother. Charlie, Momo and I, played the organ, read books, and put puzzles together. Charlie had a prominent place on the top of the couch as Grandma and I would struggle to find just the right piece of the puzzle to complete the picture. [Read more…] about How To Outlive Your Life