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Douglas, Alaska, United States
I have lived in Alaska since 1978, having come to Juneau as a Jesuit Volunteer. I fell in love with Alaska and now live on Douglas Island with my husband and two dogs.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Pink Polar Bear: A Father's Day Story - UPDATE

Once upon a time, there was a Grandpa who had a little grand daughter.

The Grandpa was going on a trip, and he asked his little grand daughter what present he should bring back for her.

"A pink polar bear!", she replied.

The Grandpa was disconcerted.  Even though he was in Alaska, finding a pink polar bear might be an impossible task.  So, he thought and thought, and decided that he would try to make one himself.

He went to the craft store, and bought some pink dye.  But he wasn't sure how to proceed.

So, he asked an artist friend to help him.

And in the end, there was a pink polar bear.

The artist was happy.

The Grandpa was happy.

And the little girl said: "Papi, this is just what I wanted!"

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers and grandpas in our lives!

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  1. That is so sweet. What they will do for the little girls and big girls in their lives. Have a wonderful day!!

  2. Oh my gosh! What a wonderful story! Brings tears to my eyes and pride in my heart for my big brother the artist for his part in making this little girl's wish come true!

  3. Congratulations to Charles for attempting that project. I would have been afraid that the dye would have clumped the fur or something. I hope the little girl is pleased with her present!

  4. Aaaaww, that is such a sweet story! I bet she will love that pink polar bear almost as much as her Grandpa!

  5. Wow that very cool. Love it.

  6. Such a great idea!! I'm sure she loved it!

  7. Great story! My Dad brought me back a polar bear from Alaska when I was four years old (a white one). It had a huge impact. Not only did I end up volunteering at a Polar Bear Research station in Churchill, Manitoba, I now live in Alaska.

  8. so heartwarming. All the hearts and hands that went into this gift.


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