Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Lovey and Leo

It was a sad and tragic discovery: Leo and Lovey had been left behind. The stuffed animals are important to Iris, and in her five years, she's never gone to bed without Lovey. 

They were gathered up and within minutes of receiving the message, they were at the post office. They are on their way, and should be there on Thursday. I messaged my daughter-in-law with the tracking number and told her to tell Iris to prepare a welcome home party for them.

If I had one wish, it would be that I could so easily right the problems of all the world's children. 



31 comments:

  1. I am struggling with small print on a black background. Am having a cataract removed from my right eye next Wednesday - and one on my left eye shortly afterwards. Hope to return to you then.

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    1. I have missed you. I hope this helps. Good luck with your surgery.

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    1. "It's a bird! It's a plane! No! It's super gran!" I do like the sound of it.

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  3. We had that problem once with eldest's bear, name of Arthur (arth=bear in Welsh)...whilst on holiday he left Arthur in a café... luckily friends nearby collected him, washed and re-stuffed him and sent him on his way back to us.
    We said, You had a holiday, now Arthur is having his...and you both will look better for having a holiday...Arthur lives on...his keeper is 42, Arthur is 41

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    1. My kids show no real interest in their childhood things.

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  4. Wishing them a safe journey in the hands of the postal service!

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    1. They were sent priority, and are being carefully tracked. As I type, they are 46 minutes from their destination.

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  5. You did right the problem of one child. That is about all most of us can do. Come to think of it though, you help more than one.

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  6. If I had a dollar for every mailed comfort stuffed animal or blanket I've mailed out or have been mailed, I could probably afford a nice steak dinner at a lower end restaurant.

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    1. It was a first for me, but I think I handled it like a pro.

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  7. I still have my "Beary" from when I was little. He is 71 years old - almost as old as me!

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    1. I haven't any of my toys from childhood. It's okay though. I think of them from time to time, my little red bear that played 'The Teddy Bear's Picnic' was a favorite.

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    1. Wish all the problems of the world could be solved as neatly.

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  9. I have done this! After the family gathered for a grandparent's funeral in Washington state, I received a call from my son. He asked me to go to his (former) hotel and pick up his daughter's stuffed hedgehog that had been left in their room. I had to mail it to them in Idaho the next day before we left for the East Coast.
    Yesterday I was going through old photos and found one of Christmas 1977. There was my oldest child, hugging her brand new pink and white bear. I think she still has it!

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  10. When my grandson was young he left his "blankie: that he needed to carry and go to sleep with at a hotel in Disney in Florida. My daughter in law called, they connected her to lost and found and the blanket was found. Since they could not get over there to get it Disney sent it over night to us. The kids were getting ready to go to Germany so Blankie was on a time getting to my house. The Army did not think it was important to hold up deployment for a few days, so Blankie got here the next day and moved to Germany with the family. everyone left on the plane happy. Gram stayed here maybe not as happy.

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    1. LOL. Gram stayed behind without even the comfort of a blankie!

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  11. Good old postal service to the rescue.

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  12. Ah, the comforts of our stuffed friends (at any age).

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  13. Hope you packed them nice and comfy. It can be very uncomfortable in the post.

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    1. It sounds like you've been sent off a time or two...

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  14. Oh dear. I am sure they will be traveling by air, hopefully in first class!

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    1. Well, we can tell Iris that story. She does not need to know they were stuffed in a shipping bag.

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  15. Well done!! Sure to bring smiles when the arrive.

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    1. They are on their way to her mailbox this very minute.

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  16. Ah, now I see the reason for the blog change! Bravo to you for mailing those critters where they needed to go. I'm sure Iris is much relieved to have them back. :)

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