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Robert Frost

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Anticipation...

The anticipation of Christmas is building! It was quite evident the other day when a mother was fending off her child's insistant pleading for something while I passed by the toy isle at the local store.  

Oh, but we're all children at heart when it comes to Christmas!  My husband and I watched part of the old "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" movie, the other night.  I still thought the abominable snow monster was scary! We'd both forgotten about the land of misfit toys. I thought it was worthy to highlight the quote by one of the elves below.  Dreamed up by some marketing genius, I'll bet!






My favorite toys were stuffed animals. One of my all time favorites was a large pink (surprise) cat with a black tail and ears. Oh, I wish I had her still....

What were some of your favorite toys as a child?


14 comments:

  1. I love your wonderful Christmas header! And my favorite toys were stuffed animals too. :) I had big stuffed tiger two feet tall, and loved, loved loved him. I wonder where he ended up? I haven't thought of him in years.

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  2. I had a big old stuffed dog with long droopy ears, I loved him so much. The Land of Misfit Toys was one of my favorite parts of that movie. LOVE your header!

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  3. My favourite stuffed toy was a small rabbit wearing patched overalls. His name was Hobo the Bunny. I received him for Easter one year.

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  4. I just popped over from Keith's Optimistic Existentialist blog.
    Love your blog.
    Rick, your latest follower.

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    1. Welcome Rick! We need a few more men around here! And to those that have shared your favorites, thank you as well! I love to hear what others cherished as a child... and Mary, glad I could spark this memory for you. I feel the same about Miss Kitty, not sure what happened to her either.
      ~~ Warm Wishes, Diane

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  5. Stuffed animals and superhero action figures. They still are :)

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  6. I love the old Christmas cartoons! They are the best! I love the songs in them! "Silver and Gold" ;o))) My favorite stuffed animal was a teddy bear my mom bought me from the Mennonites. I still have her. One eye and a green dress ;o)

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  7. Happy December! I adore your new blog banner, and thank you for the restful music. :)

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  8. I loved Teddy Bears and Briar Horses :)

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  9. Diane - such a lovely quote - my favorite toy was my Chatty Cathy and believe it or not I still have her. She sits on a bookshelf and overlooks all my adult doings now instead of my child ones. Take care and have a great week friend.

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  10. Hi Diane, I'm just home from my hols and catching up with all my favourite blogs - yours is high on that list. I'm looking forward to seeing all I've missed.
    One of my favourite toys was "Mr. Potato Head" in those days we used real potatoes for the body (not the plastic kind you can buy today) I loved the squelching noises as I pushed in ears, eyes, a mouth and a nose. Thanks for the memories. Barbara xx

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    1. Welcome Back Barbara! My brothers and I also enjoyed the "Real Potato" Mr. Potato Head! When we were done playing with him, he ended up peeled and mashed!! ;o

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