Hi! My name is Gertrude, and I am 64 and I live in Australia. This is my first attempt at building myself a web page, so wish me luck, I am going to need it. I have had a little help from my friends, pj456 and bomber62!

I am a widow of 16 years as my husband died back in 1982, he died in a train crash. It was a very hard time for me to cope with, but thanks to my wonderful family, things turned out right and I pulled through.

As you can probably tell, I adore bears and make them myself at home. I also like classical music, and my favourite song is Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven. I have three adorable cats, their names are patch, mittens and socks. I also have a fish, his name is Rastus, he is a goldfish!

I worked as a news agent until I turned 60, then I did what seemed to be a trend in us elderly folks, I retired! Retiring is not quite as good as I was hoping for it to be, but it also means I have more time to get out and about with friends. If you wonderful chaps are viewing my page, hello Doris, Irene, Marge, Ian, John, Bill and Leslie!

That is about all I have to tell about myself, I am hoping to be able to place a picture of myself and some of my bears on this page soon, but I do not have the appropriate facilities to put them on my computer!

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  • Crispin's Bears, Inc. - a gallery of 3,100 bears & bearaphernalia, where teddy bears & friends meet. Featuring both manufactured and unique artists' bears.
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  • Famous Bear Company - celebrity teddy bears.
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  • Growl Bear Outfitters
  • Heavenly Little Treasures, Inc. - collectible dolls and teddy bears.
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  • House of Bears - specializing in Robert Raikes designs.
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