Since I was young, my mother has collected bears for me. Then friends and people I would meet along the way began giving me bears. I have even had people win bears at fall carnivals and give them to me. When this happens, I just add them to my “bear family,” which usually resides on the guestroom bed. But there’s not a “guest room” at the cottage in Toccoa yet. Two bedrooms are back in working order but the third one is not yet—at least not at this moment though I did get a wonderful idea for putting it together last weekend while visiting Forrest Cottage at Toccoa Falls.