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#431292 - 04/15/13 03:15 AM Re: Stuffed Animals [Re: concerned_husky]
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Registered: 10/04/12
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When I was a little kid, I had a brown stuffed bear that I also simply called "bear". He was a gift from my grandma. I had very few toys, which made him all the more special. I remember crying when I wasn't allowed to take him with me to school...

He got lost somewhere in the transition to foster care, sadly. I have always chosen to believe that he stayed behind at the children's home, comforting other lost and abandoned children. Perhaps he is still there today, giving comfort like only a stuffed bear can.

Perhaps he is real by now, like the velveteen rabit smile

Thank you for reminding me of my little bear. The memory made my smile. I don't spend nearly enough time on the happy memories from my childhood. It is so easy to get so caught up in all the painful memories that the happy ones are forgotten...

PS. I agree - no embarrassment is needed. Shortly after her mom passed, my daughter gave me one of her stuffed animals as a gift, to keep me company at night so I wouldn't be lonely. (How sweet is that?) It was an orange cat with a huge, goofy smile on its face. I slept with that cat for months, and yes, it helped. Somehow it has migrated back to her room, but I still go in there and pick it up and hug it sometimes. smile


Edited by crazy gecko (04/15/13 03:17 AM)
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#431303 - 04/15/13 08:01 AM Re: Stuffed Animals [Re: Jacob S]
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Originally Posted By: Jacob S
He reminds me that even though some happy things are lost forever, sometimes new happy things can come along.


smile smile smile

I've gotten really attached now, pretty much carrying around 'Husky' everywhere, he's right there with me even on train rides, despite the weird looks I get laugh It's so cool to hear you guys feel this way about your buddies too.
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#431306 - 04/15/13 08:26 AM Re: Stuffed Animals [Re: FormerTexan]
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Originally Posted By: FormerTexan
Ken, I love the stuffed animal/character shelf. smile


Thanks. At some point I'll post pics of the rest of my room and apartment, just for fun. I'm a little embarrassed, because I'm 38 years old and it looks like a 14 year old decorated the place. Being a man that won't have relationships, no one with a more adult and/or female sense of decor has ever moved in and made me take all that shit down.... and never will!!!! Ha ha! cool

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#431334 - 04/15/13 04:20 PM Re: Stuffed Animals [Re: BraveFalcon]
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I'm 38 years old and it looks like a 14 year old decorated the place.


I have a room in the basement that is the "play" room. A few stuffed animals, the computers, a Starship Enterprise, etc. I try to make the upstairs look like a regular home. You raise a good point for thought.
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#431495 - 04/16/13 10:18 PM Re: Stuffed Animals [Re: concerned_husky]
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"B-Bear" is a brown bear wearing a denim train engineer outfit. He used to have a red kerchief, but I lost that a long time ago. "Henry" is a yellow Labrador Retriever with a red collar and little metal tag with his name on it. My CSA happened after I had all but relegated my stuffed animals to a shelf in my closet. Still, I'm thinking I still need to get out my two favorites. They helped me get through many stormy nights...and kept the shadows at bay.

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