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I Found My Childhood Friend!

A little while ago I wrote all about my childhood friend, in a response to a Daily Prompt. The problem was, I couldn’t find the little fella!

I asked my parents about him when I went round for lunch today. They said I must have him as they don’t (uh-oh). I did get some more history, though. He was bought by my Gran for my Mum when she went into hospital to have her appendix out. I guess having your appendix out when my Mum was young must have been extremely scary, all leeches and sacrifices and stuff (sorry Mum :-)).

No, it was only 56 years ago. He was bought in Oban, on the west coast of Scotland (“in a little shop on the sea front”, my Mum tells me).

And here he is!

Childhood friend

Cuddly Bear – my childhood friend

I popped a pen into the picture to give an idea of scale. As you can see, he’s been through a lot but now he has taken his rightful place on the bookcase with the rest of the gang. He’s meeting some of them for the first time!

I do hope they all get along.

  1. Gilraen
    April 28, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    But where did you find him?


    • April 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      I completely forgot to say, didn’t I!
      He was in a drawer in my bedroom. Poor little chap, he deserved better. Now he has pride of place on the bookshelf!


    • Serena
      April 28, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      That was my first question Gilraen 🙂


  2. Serena
    April 28, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Oh Joy… is that really him? I love a story with a happy ending.


    • April 28, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      Indeed it is! I guess I didn’t want to leave him anywhere so I’ve been carting him around from house to house without even realising it.


      • Serena
        April 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

        well I hope he never causes you to be embarrassed if he’s spotted when company come round!


        • April 28, 2013 at 5:54 pm

          Aww, how could he! He’s too cute 🙂 He’d be a cool talking point or something.


  3. April 29, 2013 at 2:13 am



    • April 29, 2013 at 6:43 am

      Yeah, I know right? Reunited at last 🙂


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