32 thoughts on “Cherry Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017

  1. I like being a grown up sometimes. I bought a stuffed elephant for a little cousin but kept it for myself because it has a heat bag inside to make it a hot elephant. I’ve never had to heat him up but I love him to bits!

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    1. I love your books and really , really , really need a new one!!!! Please , Please , Please!!!!!!! All your ideas sound great- when??

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  2. About 30 years ago or more I had a doll made probably to counter act the cabbage patch phase. I really did not like those dolls. Over time she was dressed up in my granddaughters outfits, things they had grown out of onesies, summer and winter clothes, Halloween costumes, Christmas red velvet dresses, bunny ears for Easter, faux Ugg boots, sunglasses and so on. The girls liked to change her clothes and wheel her around the house when they came to visit. I had a small wicker carriage that I inherited from my mother just right for her. I have another doll that is over 60 years old that sometime in the late 1970’s my mother and my aunt borrowed to fix her up. They gave her a make over. My mother cut up one of her own wigs and gave her a new hairstyle, makeup, they glued rhinestone earrings on her ears. The best of all was when my mother made her an Irish knit sweater with a matching tam. So what I’m saying is the apple does not fall from the tree and we all relish cuddlies.

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  3. People never out grow cuddly toys. As adults my mother tried to put some of our old childhood toys in the garage, my favourite teddy was safe in my cupboard, my brother insisted (pretended) my sister loved his favourite teddy bear too much and it had to stay in her room he refused to let it be banished to the garage

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  4. I have a teddy bear named Humphrey. He’s very British, smokes a cigar, drinks sherry, and loves fig newton cookies. He used to do romance book reviews on my blog, but he’s retired now. He would be appalled if I hugged him. A pat on the head maybe.

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  5. No teddy bears but a long-haired sweet-natured cat, a blond tabby by the name of Aubrey. He has been helping me maintain my equilibrium.

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  6. I have a Winnie the Pooh bear. He used to play the Winnie the Pooh song when you pressed on his honey pot (why does that sound perverse?) but alas, these days he is silent.

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  7. Totally Off Topic (sorry!) and, to add insult to injury, Jenny, it’s one of those dreaded website/computer questions! I recently had to close my email account and open a new one. I’ve already unsubscribed the old address from Argh and subscribed with my new address, but I don’t want to change my “commenter” name of RainyWeather, and the field under that name of course shows the old email address. I realize this is only visible to Argh staff, but I’m guessing you would like to see the correct email address? On my screen, I’ve deleted the old address and typed in the new one, so possibly my posting this comment will make the correction. I’ll post now and report back.

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  8. Well, it looks like it might have worked. My TOT comment is awaiting moderation and the field under my “RainyWeather” commenter name is showing the correct email address.
    Keeping my fingers crossed (not easy when typing!)
    ☔️

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      1. Thank you very much, Jenny. It looks like everything is working correctly, as I see the correct address in the field below my name. I also replied directly to your email, just to be safe.

        I do appreciate your time.

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  9. My childhood stuffed animals disappeared along the way, but I have acquired more as an adult, including a tiger I had to have because he looks EXACTLY like Leo from ‘Leo The Late Bloomer’

    I also have a wooden doll that someone made for me. Our local doll repair shop made her wig out of my mother’s hair which she had saved from when she went from long to short. So especially precious since my mother has been gone for more than 20 years.

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  10. I have a cow. She was gifted to me when I was 2-3 by a family friend who had first given the cow to her own kids who were grown when I got her. When I was 7 or 8, we had to have her re-covered and my grandmother threatened the toy maker with a fate worse than death if he gave Cow (I used all my imaginative naming on my budgie bird, Daisy Boy Peter) to anyone but her, then forgot all about that and sent my uncle to pick her up. The toy maker did not forget and he wouldn’t give him Cow until he called my grandma and she gave him some skill testing questions to ask my uncle. Fortunately, he knew my birthday and my middle name as we share the day and the family joke is he wouldn’t let my mom out of the hospital until she agreed to, in part, name me after him.

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  11. I have my dogs for just this reason. In fact, I recently acquired a fourth dog, Oreo, who was rescued from a puppy mill. She is tiny and loves to be near me. But I also have a crocheted pig I found in a lighthouse/tea house/craft shop in Nova Scotia that I love. And a stuffed minion to do my bidding. And the afore mentioned Pooh.

    I am well taken care of.

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  12. I have an aqua-blue winged unicorn….a horned pegasus? It was given to me for my birthday by one of my favorite people ever, who picked it out himself when he was about 4 (he’s almost 18 and a high school senior now, how did that happen?!?) I treasure it a ridiculous amount.

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  13. I could really, really use a security blanket right now. Bears are all fine and good, but a blankie? You can hide in a blankie, you can make a fort out of a blankie, you can pretend that you are a hoopy frood and the blankie is really a towel (or better yet, get a towelket, which is a blankie made of terrycloth). Ah, I feel safer just thinking about a blankie!

    But I’ve got to admit, blankies don’t always have the same personality that a good stuffed bear can project. The bear is the Thinking Woman’s blankie. (-: I just don’t want to think right now.

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      1. Now that’s a think to think about! Bear with super-cape. (Do they stuff the blankie into the bear when not in use? Could the empty bear be used as a sleeping cap/pillow? This is sounding more and more sensible. I will google. I probably won’t buy, but it’d cheer me up to no end to know that such a thing was available in the world.)

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        1. They do make these things that you can stuff a blanket or whatever into. I’ve seen commercials when my kids are watching crappy kid cartoon. I have no idea what they’re called but they come in a variety of sizes and different animals/characters.

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          1. The problem with those is that when you take the blanket out, the bear becomes unstuffed and not cuddly.
            I have strong opinions about teddy bears and blankets.

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  14. My Teddy Bear was a gift for my first birthday from my godmother. He’s a decently traveled bear as he’s gone on almost every trip I’ve ever made.

    When my daughter was a toddler, she was scared so I offered to let her snuggle with Ted. She’s been sleeping with him ever since. She’s 9 and I don’t think I’m getting him back.

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  15. Mollie still has her Pooh Bear her grandmother gave her. He looks like a Milne Pooh, not a Disney Pooh, because she was born before Disney stopped letting any Pooh but theirs be made. She’s never giving him up.

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  16. I have that very bear! And a Gund camel I bought for my baby daughter (because I couldn’t justify spending that much on me) that she never quite bonded with and is now mine (daughter is now 28).

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  17. I still have the bear I got when I was 8-9. I named him Gentle Ben after the book and TV show. He has earned his retirement.
    Nowadays, I have an Eeyore my husband gave me, which turned out to be the perfect size to prop up my arm when I broke my shoulder and then went on to be my compression pillow after surgery.

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