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Woman puts teddy bears on block

on August 11, 2013 12:40 AM

RONAN, Mont. (AP) — Marie Cowan is hoping to sell some teddy bears — thousands of them.

The 85-year-old Ronan woman has put her collection on the selling block, and that means filling her front yard with stuffed bruins of every size, shape and color.

Cowan told The (Missoula) Missoulian that she got sick last year and spent six weeks in the hospital. Then she had another long hospital stay earlier this year. As a result, doctors say she can’t climb any more ladders — a skill she says is critical to keeping dust off the bears lining shelves in her home.

So Cowan says she made up her mind to sell off more than 7,000 teddy bears she’s been collecting for the last 18 years.


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