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08 March 2011 @ 10:51 am
Writer's Block: Toys in the attic  
Did you have a favorite toy as a child that you took with you everywhere? If so, what was it and what happened to it?

I had a Teddy Bear named Teddy. I lost him on an expedition to someone's house, on the hill behind the house, in the woods. I suspect my Mother decided I didn't need him anymore and disappeared him, because I don't remember taking him up the hill, but when we got back to the car he was gone so we looked in the woods... It was a very thin woods... just saplings. She tended to be overcontrolling. I might have been 3.
I take a Raggedy Andy and a Wild Thing with me when I go give talks on PTSD. My Mum let us each keep 2 or 3 dolls (the most expensive ones) when we moved to Brooklyn when I was in 4th grade. I had to give up Raggedy Andy and my other favorite doll, a wooden one who could actually stand up by herself. She had molded/carved hair. I loved her, not the expensive bride dolls.