An antique teddy bear was found more than a year ago in the departure lounge of the Bristol Airport in the west of England. The bear was accompanied by a photograph dated 1918. Airport authorities believe someone accidentally left the items behind and would like to return them to the loving family where they belong.
The picture, produced as a postcard from the studio of Dura Ltd., shows a teddy with two small children in light dresses. The older one, her hair tied in ribbons, has her arm around the bear. On the back is written: "With dearest love and kisses to our darling Daddie from your loving little daughter & Sonnie. Dora & Glyn." Also written is: "Taken on baby's birthday March 4 1918, one year and 5 months old."
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With all the genealogical expertise of newsletter readers, here's hoping that someone can identify a family, probably in England, with family members named Sonnie, Dora, and Glyn. One of those three would have been born in October, 1916.
Check your records.