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    When my daughter was born she was given Teddy. Teddy was dearly loved. He went on many adventures. Sometimes he stayed behind on road trips or on planes. We never heard what he got up to. Once he got tossed onto the glass roof protecting the lowest part of the Portland airport. Somehow he always made it back.He had a new nose stitched on, eyes repaired and repainted at the annual hospital teddy care. He had a companion as well, Cinnamon, whom, as you might expect, was a cinnamon colored teddy that was a bit larger.Both were well loved.At one point in time my girls went nuts over beanie babies. Way nuts. After a few years as my daughter went through adolescence the beanies were relegated to a large box (large!). It was always in my way in the basement or garage or wherever it was so finally I got sick and tired and hauled it to the GoodWill.Well, now my kid is about to have a kid and we are looking for Teddy and Cinnamon. I can't find them and have a sinking feeling they were in that box of worthless beanie babies.Time for a new Teddy, I guess!

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    They went to live on a farm.

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    I've done many bad things. Almost all of them worse than that. Hope you find them
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    Our 36-year-old daughter still has a childhood stuffed toy named Puffy.
    Pretty soon she will give it to her two-year-old daughter.

    I've regretted tossing things out, but mostly things of later importance to only myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Gray View Post
    Time for a new Teddy, I guess!
    She will know the difference.
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    I'm 79 and have one of those. Don't laugh.
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    This reminds me: We have a box packed with two complete sets of McDonald's glasses from 50 years or so ago, and I have no idea where it is. I'll have to look for it, but I don't remember seeing it in some time.
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    Following Elf's lead - I'm 77 and still have "Teddy", who was a Christmas present when I was 5.

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    My partner is a 'collector' of stuff. It really gets on my goat. So every now and then I spirit a random box into the bin, or to the charity shop.
    Sometimes, very rarely, she wonders, "where is that thing? I'm sure I put it in a box over there".
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    dude!
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I have a box somewhere filled with Viewmaster stuff.

    If I find it, that will be one deep, dark wormhole.
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    Lots of vintage teddy (bears) on ebay

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    82, and still got mine.

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    I have a beer glass from the student union at the U of WI, which I attended from 1960-1968. During that time I never drank a glass of beer, neither there nor at any bar, but for some reason, when the union cafeteria decided to go to plastic I squirreled away one of those signature glasses.

    It's a common clear glass, no insigia or anything on it. It sits in the back corner of the china cabinet, sidelined by exotic hand made glasses which I've bought over the last few years.

    Why do we keep this stuff?
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    I've still got my teddy bear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    82, and still got mine.
    I'm 72. I have no idea whether it was mine or my mothers.

    Researching the maker, in business from 1947, it will have been mine.
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    i have my barfed-on and fireplace-singed wind-up teddy that still plays, very weakly, brahm's lullaby.

    also my "blu blank", the no-longer-fuzzy blanket from my crib which i slept with until i was probably 8 years old. the texture of it after thousands of nights of use and hundreds of washings is very unique, i can imagine the feel of it right now.

    on my death bed i guess they can spread the blu blank over me and give teddy a crank, put him next to my ear, maybe i'll barf on him again for old time's sake.

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    My Teddy given to me when I was less than a month old, sit's on top of my mothers wardrobe, it's the only toy of mine that survived, every time my dad was posted all our toys got ditched.. Ted will be 65 this year.
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    So, no one has googled "vintage teddy"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    So, no one has googled "vintage teddy"?

    It doesn't matter how many vintage teddy bears there are in the world or who has them. The only one that matters is the teddy that one has owned since.. whenever. And it's not limited to teddy bears. Any object, of real worth or not, becomes valuable to the owner. The object is a metaphor for the time or event long ago.

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    I've got the bear, it's condition is not wonderful. I did rebuild my steel tube/ wood/rubber composite rocking horse recently for another gen. Given me when I was 1 or 2.
    The rubber horse head was degraded badly, I filled it with West and painted it with plastidip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpatrick View Post
    It doesn't matter how many vintage teddy bears there are in the world or who has them. The only one that matters is the teddy that one has owned since.. whenever. And it's not limited to teddy bears. Any object, of real worth or not, becomes valuable to the owner. The object is a metaphor for the time or event long ago.

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    ^This. Mine is a Stief (sp?) that, even though the tummy squeaker are is worn, is worth a great deal by teddy bear standards. I have no interest in selling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpatrick View Post
    It doesn't matter how many vintage teddy bears there are in the world or who has them. The only one that matters is the teddy that one has owned since.. whenever. And it's not limited to teddy bears. Any object, of real worth or not, becomes valuable to the owner. The object is a metaphor for the time or event long ago.

    Jeff
    i do believe mr canoeyawl is trying to get us to bring up scandalous images on our computators of ladies scantily clad in old underwear.

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    Reincarnation, beloved Tedddies come back as new Teddies.
    Karma, on the other hand, you'll have to handle yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    i do believe mr canoeyawl is trying to get us to bring up scandalous images on our computators of ladies scantily clad in old underwear.

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    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

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