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Chutz
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   Posted 4/28/2010 10:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Did you have a favorite blanket or other security object when you were young? Maybe you had a stuffed Tigger that you wouldn't leave home with. Or did you have a favorite pillow? Some kids have some of the strangest things they latch on to but to them it's normal and important. smilewinkgrin And you don't dare lose it either. Ever remember waiting by the washer and dryer for your favorite blanket?

The one thing I had was a blanket I dragged around. I only have fleeting memories of it but mom and dad told me it was one of the old wool army blanket circa WWII. Those were so heavy and nasty but it was mine and I swiped it fair and square from dad about the time I was toddling. The only way they could stop me from dragging it everywhere was to start cutting it into smaller and smaller pieces until I finally gave it up. tongue

What was your 'security blanket' when you were young?

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   Posted 4/29/2010 5:15 AM (GMT -7)   
My mother was my security. I would hold on to her leg (even if she had to drag me) because she was safe.

My daughter (on the other hand is 10 now and still has a shred of a blanket and a doll named Julie...by the company, of course). Julie came from a goodwill store when my child was just toddling and was taller than she was. Jullie was made in 1987 by Worlds of Wonder, so she's only about 23 now. After I had to do surgery on Julie several times to re-attach her head and all legs/arms, we ordered another off of ebay and then I did surgery on the two of them to replace the motherboard. Now one Julie still works and the other is just for love. She still sleeps with those hard as a rock babies and that scrap of a blanket.

The comment we get most about Julie (because Julie A or Julie B) go many places is "good Lord!!!" Then the onlooker will turn to someone next to them and say "that is the ugliest baby doll I have ever seen....I thought she was a real child....thand God it's only a doll". We get a good laugh out of that. smilewinkgrin

Since I'm rambling here, I have to tell a quick Julie story. She was going with us to my mother's wedding (after my father died and my mother decided to remary--very nice man). My daughter was the flower girl, but Julie's head (scalp) came off on the way to the wedding and she FREAKED OUT!! We had to start the ceremony late and then she stopped to tell everybody that Dr. Mama was gonna do surgery on Julie when we got home. This is how we started the surgeries. It's actually helped when I have my surgeries now. I guess if I can do a successful surgery on Julie then a real doctor can do a better job on her mama.

Nice memory today Chutz! :-)
 
shocked  Oh...I forgot to add that we have Pamela now too.  She is Julie's older sister and was made in 1986).  They all three sleep in a cradle if they aren't in the bed......man are they HARD! yeah
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edt
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   Posted 4/29/2010 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   

My security blanket was my thumb, I sucked my thumb until I was 10....life was so easy till then lol.

XXOO

Patti


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   Posted 4/29/2010 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a Tiny Tears doll.  I still have her too, well my oldest granddaughter does.  She is stark naked at the moment, the doll, that is hehehehehe.  She latched on to my doll that I have been saving all these years.  Tiny is being loved by Kelly and it makes Kelly so happy too.
 
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   Posted 4/29/2010 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
My mother made me a stuffed rabbit one Easter and I was attached to that for years. I called her Bonnie and I had her for nearly 30 years when I had to sadly say goodbye because she was dry rotting. A year after my mother made me Bonnie, she made me another rabbit that I called Bobby and I remember making them do funny antics when I would lie down and go to bed. They were my comfort when I was younger.


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   Posted 4/29/2010 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
WOW! Had to think on this for a minute! I was severely abused as a child, so after much thought on this, I would say a hiding place was my security blanket.

I used to hide in the dark, and watch to world go by, where no one could see me. I felt safe there.

Right now, I think my wife is my security blanket, as she is a strong woman and I can lean on her at times.
However I tend to do the same for her, and for anyone who is the underdog.
I could go on here for hours on this, but that is another day!

SE :)
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   Posted 4/29/2010 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't have any type of security object and apparently I felt any kid who had one was weak and needed my assistance to wean them...I would grab stuff away from kids and say "no, no, no...you're a big boy/girl now".
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 4/29/2010 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Unfortunately I can't remember my childhood before the age of about 11.  I don't know why.  My mother has never said anything about me having a security blanket or any kind of security object.  I know now I do.  It's my husband.  He's my security blanket now. 
 
It's neat hearing you guys and gals stories. 
 
 I'm so sorry about your childhood Michael.  ((((((((((((hugs))))))))))) It's so sad that parents or whoever do this to chidlren.   I was verbally abused by my father ever since I can remember.  He passed away in 1996 and he never did apologize or anything.  We lived in Washington state at the time and my family lives near Nashville in Tennessee.  It's been really hard trying to forgive him for it.  I know it doesn't do me any good to not forgive, but it's tough.  Oh i'm sorry.  I got off track from the subject.
 
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   Posted 4/29/2010 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a teddy bear named Cinnamon. Um... allow me to rephrase that... I STILL have a teddy bear named Cinnamon, but I don't cuddle up with him like I did when I was little. Poor thing has lost most of his hair by now...
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Chutz
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   Posted 4/29/2010 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Loretta and SE!

I know that I always intend for our Koffee Klatch to be fun and uplifting, but some topics bring up pain unintentionally. I'm sorry your childhood was difficult and caused you pain. Hopefully since you were able to talk about it with your family here you are feeling better about what happened and if not at least you were able to unload here and we'll help carry your load. Every topic isn't going to be fun and laughs for everyone but even when we hit a tender area it's comforting to know that you have family here that loves you unconditionally.

Warmest Hugs,
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 4/29/2010 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Chutz.  It does help, and I love all of you too.
 
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