Memory Prompt – First Five: Autumn Bear September 21

Tami PotterLife.In.Lists.


There are lots of memories inside our minds – sometimes we just need a little nudge to coax them out.

What are the First Five things that come to mind when you see this:


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 image source – national geographic


My List:

1. One of my favorite paintings by Bev Doolittle: "Bugged Bear." I have aways loved the detail in this art work. It's amazing.

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2. My daughter was excited (and may be a little frightened) when they had bears visit during her summer camp this year.

3. When Kevin and I lived in Washington many years ago a bear came by our house and "attacked" a cooler we had sitting on our back porch. We heard a noise and wondered what it was. A few minutes later my mother called (she lived on the adjacent property) and with a very excited tone asked, "Did you see that bear!"

4. When I was little my nieces and I used to play a game that included chanting the words "No bears are out tonight, Daddy shot them all last night!"

5. My sister in law taught me about a game she learned in Russia that is similar to Rock, Paper, Scissors but it is "Bear, Hunter, Princess." Rules: Players stand back to back. They turn toward each other at the same time – each choosing a pose (either the bear, the hunter or the princess.) The bear wins over the princess. The hunter wins over the bear, and the princess wins over the hunter.

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