Thursday, April 22, 2010


Before I was born my mom had moved back in with my grandparents and aunt since my dad was overseas in the war. Even though they lived within the city limits, my grandparents' next door neighbors had goats and chickens (not too many chickens to make it that smelly). Their names were the Christensen's, and he was German and didn't talk too much. She was the one that enjoyed having all the neighborhood kids come over when we were older and let us feed the baby goats. She fed us cookies and would give us goat's milk. Unfortunately I didn't care for the goat's milk since it was unpasteurized and the cookies usually had raisins in them.

This little blue bear is what they gave me when I was born.

I can always remember having this puzzle (glued on a piece of cardboard) in my room from when I was about seven or so. I think it's sweet and very true.

When I was probably about five or six, it was all the rage to make artwork on burlap wrapped backing (this is cardboard) and use plain yarn glued on in long lengths for the picture. I can remember a huge one my mom did that I think was hanging in my sister's room (she would have been a baby since she was born right before I turned five). It could have been hanging in my room. Mom, I'm starting to forget things. Eek! I suppose I wanted to make one too. This one went to my grandma's sister, my aunt Annabelle, and then at some point came back to us.

I like being able to record this on my blog so my kids will know where these treasures came from too.

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Mari said...

I think it's great you still have those treasures, and it's a good idea to record it here!

Love Bears All Things said...

I can tell Mr Blue Bear has been well loved. I agree it is good to record these things.
Recently, I've been writing a history of my family. I know what you mean about forgetting things. Unfortunately, my parents are no longer here to ask questions of. My advice is record stories from them now for the children. I remember a lot of things my parents told me but while I'm writing, I'd like to be able to clarify things. My sister and I don't even remember things the same way.
Mama Bear

Anonymous said...

What sweet treasures to still have.

Debra@Common Ground said...

These are just so sweet, so wonderful that you still have them and great to have the record of them!

Lora said...

I love childhood treasures! That's wonderful that you still have yours~and on display, too!

Sandi (Meme) said...

Isn't it fun to recollect things like that to your kids? Mine tend to look at me with question marks above their heads, you know? Hope you have a blessed weekend.

Susan said...

What a treasured memory you have in your little blue bear!

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Glad you still have your treasures.

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AshTreeCottage said...

I still have my old and well loved teddy bear too!

Susan and Bentley

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

What sweet memories and wonderful treasure. Your blog is so full of good things! You have a lovely looking family too!
Have a great weekend!

Robyn said...

HOW totally sweet that you still have those delightful memories and something to show for it! It's funny that burlap (used in different ways) is popular again!

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

I just love the little bear. It is so very sweet!!! I am a new follower and will be back soon. Hope you have a chance to come say hello.


Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That is so great that you still have those things from your childhood and the wonderful memories that go with them!

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