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  1. Alison…I absolutely fell of my chair laughing at this one…you are one hellova storyteller !!! I dont get the comforter thing either. My daughter (now 31) gave up her "Bobby" the night before her wedding and she was 22 then. Go figure ! You are one funny lady…dont ever stop.

  2. I still have my lovely bear Sam, however he sits on a chair in by bedroom. He used to belong to my Dad so is very old, extremely well loved, has no nose and is threadbare so is more comfortable there! I remember my brothers old duck (Captain Beaky) that I suspect he still has stashed somewhere in his house – along with the playmobile and toy soldiers and my sisters bear (cross teddy) who we had to turn around for when we were going on holiday…. Its a shame to grow up isn't it!

  3. The Velveteen Rabbit thing…. Ah, well…. some of us don't have comforters because we are such extreme pessimists at heart we feel if we attach that much, the item is doomed to fall into a fire or something… at least I think that's what I think… I have adopted a beautiful brocade coverlet from my mother two Christmases ago… I call it my "pet cover" and have made all sorts of fuss over it, but truth be told, I could sleep under a newspaper if I'm tired. Love you, hun.

  4. Finley!!!! Hide the scissors NOW!!!
    And run for your life! My own mother cut my blankie into fourths!!! It didn't stop my sincere affection for blankie and blankie didn't stop loving me…not any part of him. Or her.
    So she starched all four parts. Stiff.

  5. My son, now 16, had dear Teddy Brown. I lived in fear that good old Teddy Brown would get lost, he travelled extensively with us and now resides in my hutch. He has had many surgeries to reattach his head and neck firmly to his shoulders, has undergone plastic surgeries around his eyes. I can;t imagine ever getting rid of him.

  6. Happy the Hippo, bit smelly now. 10 yr old dd knows he won't survive another wash, but is a bit smelly. What to do? Maybe whole comforter thing solves itself if fuzzy thing gets too stinky and too fragile even for the delicates cycle!!!

  7. Dear Sister,
    Come near my Jimmy and consider our sibling relationship OVER!
    Anyway, I think you'll find it was much more difficult for me at 3 years old to understand why there was someone sat at our dinner table called Peter, who got his own dinner plate and cup, who everybody referred to, looked at and even occassionally addressed… AND I COULDN'T SEE HIM! It baffled me!

  8. Thanks for bringing back the memories, in a way only you can. My Humphrey B. Bear, is still alive, but a lot worse the wear missing an eye, fur, etc. When I met my husband, he said to me: 'I hope you love me, but not as much as Humphrey!' My sister had a bye bye (blanket). Mum was worried she would be walking down the aisle with it, so gave it to the good will. My sister was devastated. Another friend told her son that the Easter Bunny had taken his dummy away and now he hates the Easter Bunny with a passion. What I thought was lovely was when an old friend saved a piece of her daughter's special blanket from childhoold and sewed a small piece into the lining of her wedding dress. Thought that was really special. I think it would be quite a dilemma for parents as to what to do with these precious items. Luckily my children are not really attached to anything. No imaginery friends either. My sister had one called Catholic. I must ask her what happend to him. Maybe she is living happily ever after with Peter!

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