I ran onto these pictures when I was looking for something else. That’s usually when I find my best stuff. But these are from the oldest of the old days of Stearnsy Bears. When it first began to get going we had the smallest of mom and pop grocery stores in an old disbanded Assembly Of God Church building. We felt right at home. And mom began working on bears in the back part of the store and one thing led to another and here we are thirty-eight years later. Where does the time go? As far as I know, these are the oldest pictures of Stearnsy Bears that we have. Some of these bears are still on display at The World's Largest Toy Museum in Branson, MO.