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Day 39: Visiting Friends At Build-A-Bear

Visiting Friends At Build-A-Bear – February 19, 2010

Day 39 - Visiting Friends At Build-A-Bear

General Sarge And Sarah!

It was “road-trip” time for General Sarge! He wanted to visit the place he was born back in December 2002. So off we went to Build-A-Bear store 87 at Eastview Mall in Victor, New York. The first person who greeted us was Sarah! Of course General Sarge just had to have a his picture taken with her. The perfect spot for the picture – right in front of the many “Bear Houses” for people who visit Build-A-Bear and get their own bear friend.

Sandra and I both liked what Sarah said when she saw General Sarge. Her first comment – “Now there’s a really loved bear”. I have to admit, it did bring a slight tear to me eye as I flashed back to the many nights seeing Ben hugging General Sarge as he drifted off to sleep.

Yes, General Sarge is a very “loved” bear.

Special Thanks To Build-A-Bear

I also want to say a special thanks to all the fine people at Build-A-Bear. Over the past few weeks I’ve been corresponding with Molly who is the Digital Community Marketing Bear. Molly found me on Twitter and her, along with all the other fine people at Build-A-Bear are very supportive of General Sarge and what we’re doing. As a matter of fact, you may have noticed the Build-A-Bear logo now on this site in the upper right hand corner.

Thanks to Molly and everyone else at Build-A-Bear for giving me permission to use their logo.

After we took the picture with Sarah, General Sarge decided he wanted to visit some other friends at the store too! I’m not sure what they were talking about, but I am sure they were having a very “Beary Time”!

Day 39 - Having A 'Beary' Good Time

General Sarge Hanging With Some Bear Friends

We had a great time at the store and it was also fun chatting with some parents at the store too. One family came up to us with their two children who were also buying military bears. As we talked we found out their daughter is in the Air Force. It was a pleasure to chat and connect with another military family. They loved General Sarge and it was encouraging for both us and them to talk about how proud we are of our kids and their service for our country.

See larger pictures on Flickr here…

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