"Oh we saw so many wonderful things looking out Seat 34A Window! Clouds of all shapes and sizes, some of them reminded me of my stuffie friends back in the Steiff store. I am sure I saw an elephant."
"We crashed in the hotel bar and had cool drinks and the bartender even gave us some nuts to munch on."
"We walked across the street from the park and into a big building called the 'Kunsthistorisches'. Don’t worry, I come from Vienna and even I can’t say it. But it is a very famous art museum. We visited many rooms and saw many beautiful paintings."
"She put me on the park bench right next to her. We were in the Burggarten. That’s the name of the park, and right in front of me was a big statue of Mozart."
"Soon the three people who had picked me were standing at a table with sandwiches and drinks. It was so busy there was no place to sit."
"I took one last look at the top shelf and saw all of my other bear friends there, each with his or her own suitcase, packed and ready to go."
"My friends and I on the top shelf started to get excited. Could this be the day we would be chosen?"
"Most of us had been on the top shelf for a long time. It was dusty up there because it was hard to reach, so the shopkeepers often wouldn’t bother with it."
"I lived for a long time on a top shelf in the Steiff store at Braunerstrasse 3 in Vienna, Austria."
Hannah Dunscombe is a painter and portrait artist based out of Brookline, MA.