The Good Lord willing Vicky and I as well as assorted Stearnsy Bears will be in Richardson Texas on February 20, for our dear friend Aileen's Antique Elegance Show at the Civic Center. There is FB page for it. We will doing a program about what I guess you would call the story of Stearnsy Bears. To that end, I have a box of Mom's that has dozens of old paper plates and baggage tags she made bear notes on. 
Example: just titled, "Bear Memo...Well educated (graduate Wayne State University, Nebraska) world traveler and retired from teaching. Never married, feels most comfortable in black and bathes 52 times a year. Prefers a flannel nightshirt and wears rose petal perfume. To keep her happy, take her the Public Library and let her recite Shakespeare for you...Thank you."