Sunday, 5 September 2010

Time Worn

When I read the prompt for this week's Sunday creative: TIMEWORN there could only be one thing for me to write about and photograph.
Meet Merrythought.

My much loved and worn with time teddy bear.
I have had him since I was 1 years old.
So he is 44.
He has been cuddled, sat on - I used to sit on him in church as the pews were hard when I was about 4 - his nose is slightly squished and off centre,now.
He used to have a growl but then he needed a big thump in his tummy for it to work and now it doesn't work at all. I can still feel it in there somewhere.
He sat in the garden for many a tea party and attended several teddy bear's picnics.
He has been into hospital with me and once came out of theatre wearing an eye patch and those dark green theatre knickers!
He used to sit on my bed,along with my other toys all lined up nice and tidy when I went to school.He would then be dragged down the stairs everyday when I was at school by my dog,Fred, when he was a puppy. He was a small poodle, who used to systematically collect from my bed each toy in turn from the bed and drag each one thump, thump, thump downstairs before running back upstairs to repeat the exercise with the next item until he had either completed his mission or my Mother caught and scolded him.
Before I went to college, my Mother insisted on re-stuffing him, on account of him looking rather thin. He know has red thread stitches to mark the occasion and still looks quite stuffed.
He was named Merrythought as he bore the label "merrythought", which has now worn out and disappeared.
He is still very loved and proudly sits on a little chair.
A little time worn or worn with time, perhaps.
I like to think of Time=Love.
If that be so,then Merrythought, my bear is very love worn.
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  1. what a wonderful use of the prompt and what a truly wonderful treasure! i love your journal, you have both been through so much!

  2. Oh wow! Now that's a special timeworn treasure. Great for this prompt!

  3. Great photo and story about your childhood friend. Thanks for sharing!

  4. something to treasure, for sure. I still have a lion cub called Bovver that I was given when I was 3.

  5. Love that old bear... What a treasure!

  6. I think it's so cool you still have your teddy from childhood!I'm close to your age and my favorite stuffed animal fell apart when I let my daughter play with it when she was younger :(

  7. Oh how sweet. I wrote a paper on my Teddy Bear once, lol. They are so special! TFS!

  8. What a wonderful and sentimental interpretation!

  9. "...Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand..." (the Skin Horse)


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