Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Way Back Wednesday---Stuffed Animals

     This picture was taken in February 1980 in our home in Stuttgart, AR.  I was 8years old here.  I have always been a fan of stuffed animals. I was never that much into dolls.  This bear looks so big but when I went thru my collection, not too long ago, he didn't look the same as I remembered...he shrunk!  My bedroom used to be what is now the office.  The ceiling was once covered with stuffed animals hanging from fishing line.
     My largest stuffed animal was Gordy. [ yes, they all had names]  He is a large gorilla that I won at Libertyland amusement park in Memphis.  It was the game where you throw rings on milk bottles.
     Some of you may not understand this but as an only child, my stuffed animals were like my 'chosen' siblings. I talked to them and shared with them both my joys and frustrations of childhood.  Don't get me wrong, I was never one who wanted or longed for a sibling.  My parents asked me at age 10, if I'd like a brother or sister?  I didn't even have to think about it.. Nope!  I'm sure some will say I don't know what I'm missing but I'm okay with that.
      God gives us all what we need in life.  I have friends that are my true sisters and brothers in Christ.