"He was nearly as big as Tex (who was incredibly tall), hairier than Tex (who looked like a demented, gray-blond Santa Claus with a russet beard, Bear looked like he’d been asleep for one hundred years and hadn’t had a shave when he woke up) and both were built to last, as in solid. Bear was a sometimes plumber but most of the time bum. He was just as fun and crazy as Dad but had more staying power. He’d been married for over thirty years to the long-suffering Lavonne." - Ashley, Kristen (2011-03-04).  Rock Chick Rescue  (Kindle Locations 2591-2595).