Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stuffed toy evokes memories of youth

Stuffed toy evokes memories of youth
Published November 20, 2008 in the Commercial Appeal

Last week, my husband, Warren, and I took our two boys -- Satchel, 6, and Jiro, 4 -- to see the new IMAX movie on mummies. Satchel decided to bring Fredz, his small, stuffed hedgehog. As he propped Fredz up in his lap so that he could see the show, I had a flashback to 1978 when I got a teddy bear for Christmas.

I had been asking my mom for a teddy bear for weeks, so upon seeing him with his little pink bow tie, I was the happiest girl alive. Teddy went everywhere I went, "ate" what I ate, and so on...(Read more)

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