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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Stellar Friend


This is my well-worn bear friend. I bought him from the 5 & 10 in Chelmsford Center in 1968. I was 7. Four decades later, he is still with me. His felt nose is long gone and his felt paws have been nibbled on. He is one of the characters who have shared the journey with me!

8 comments:

Maribeth Bush said...

Aw, so SWEET and cute (both you and the bear)! ; )

I love that you've kept your little well-worn bear friend over the years... what a dear treasure, and memory! Does he have a name?

Kat said...

What's the name of your sidekick? :)

diane said...

I remember the 5 and 10s in Troy, NY. Mom couldn't drive, so we took a bus to go shopping. We were allowed to choose from the vast array of treasures: tiny dolls, "make-up" kits, sets of jacks, and other small toys. My sister would buy a bag of hot, roasted cashews; I usually picked some variety of chocolate. We'd have lunch at the counter, grilled cheese followed by ice cream in cold metal cups beaded with moisture. Mom might indulge in a hot fudge sundae, sister chose vanilla, I never varied from my favorite, chocolate.

Thanks for taking me back to my childhood - sweet memories, indeed!

Stacy Curtis said...

It's always nice to have a pal with you on your journey.

Anonymous said...

I have such an creature at home. It is a sheep dog I named Knickerbocker. It was given to me by my great grandfather on my 6th Birthday. My 5 year old son Jakob thinks he gross. :-)

嘉玲 said...

I like your drawing very much. My English is not good. ><"

感覺您是一個很仁慈的人,喜歡小朋友的人,珍惜兒童時候的玩偶,難怪您可以畫出那麼棒的圖畫,加油.希望可以在看到更新的作品.

Friend from taiwan ^^

嘉玲 said...

I like your drawing very much. My English is not good. ><"

感覺您是一個很仁慈的人,喜歡小朋友的人,珍惜兒童時候的玩偶,難怪您可以畫出那麼棒的圖畫,加油.希望可以在看到更新的作品.

Friend from taiwan ^^

megs mum said...

What memories this brought back - I grew up in Chelmsford and fondly remember the 5 and 10 in the center (we'd visit after Sunday Services at the UU Church on the common!).
My daughter loves your books and we both LOVE Blue Bunny - a favorite haunt on lazy weekend afternoons.