Photos courtesy of Margaret Jackson
Right around this time last year, I had the honor to chat with Margaret “Meg” Jackson of Pinney Bears. Jackson is a true-blue bear person. Not only is she a sought-after teddy bear artist, but she’s also a collector who has been hugging and cuddling with her cubs since she was a toddler. The North Carolina resident has a room devoted to her sprawling collection, and there’s also a special spot in her heart for a fallen comrade.