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Tuesday, March 20, 2007



this week's challenge is to show us a lucky charm. perhaps it is a piece of jewelry? or a talisman you carry in your pocket? do you have something on your desk or in your home that brings you good fortune? is it a baseball hat or a smelly old t-shirt? did someone give it to you? why is it meaningful to you? will you tell us about a time when it brought you good luck?





I did not have to think hard about this one. The best Good luck charm I have ever had is "Biffy" Santa Claus brought him to me 32 years ago. He is a little bean doll that has been with me all growing up, lived in the dorms with me (hidden from my roommate) he didn't go on my mission with me but moved in with Jeff and I when we got married.

I love this doll. He has had lots of scrapes and bumps along the way. I will never forget ironing and sewing on the yellow sugar smacks patch that I had got out of the cereal box. finding yarn out of my mother's needlepoint kit and sewing him up form time to time.

He now lives on the top shelf in my sewing room. I love this guy!

28 comments:

Laura said...

So cool that you still have him. He looks well loved.

lelly said...

he's definitely a cutey, and wears his love on his sleeve(s)!

Anne said...

How awesome that you still have him after all of these years. I don't have anything like that from my childhood!

Barb said...

Oh I wish I still had my 'bean'doll. Her name was beansie, for obvious reasons.

kimberly said...

I had a girl one of those! She was in a bright pink outfit with a bonnet on. Her name was Beansie. I have no idea if my parents still have her...
We miss y'all! Jeni and fam are moving now. I'm beginning to think it's us!

Jill said...

I had no idea.

Amanda :-) said...

Biffy certainly looks like he could tell a few stories! Is he one of those things that you would grab if the house caught fire?

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Now THAT is sweet.

donna said...

How cute!!!!

Cristin said...

So great, and I love that at college nobody knew about him!

Everyone should be so lucky to have such a 'charm' from their childhood! :)

Amy said...

I'm dying over Jill's short "I had no idea". Too funny. I can't imagine having anything for 32 YEARS! You are amazing..and he looks pretty dang good, considering.

Jessica Cornman said...

That's so cool - I find myself wishing for a few of the things I had as a child.

What is "She Photographs on Tuesdays" - can you link me to the information? I'd love to join! Thanks!

Elizabeth said...

You can see the love you had for him because of his bumps and bruises and all his stitches. What a great place to keep him in the sewing room.

Stephanie said...

That is great! My mom still has her Ricky Ricardo doll.....I think she has had him now 55 years. Biffy is pretty cute!

Stephanie said...

That is great! My mom still has her Ricky Ricardo doll.....I think she has had him now 55 years. Biffy is pretty cute!

mimi said...

Oh Biffy! You look as adorable as the last time I laid eyes on you. I should have know better to think an e-bay Biffy in better condition could replace the "real thing." Love Ya!

Angie said...

I love that you have held on to and cared for Biffy for so long. I'm not sure if I have any of my special doll friends around.
Cool that he resides on your sewing room.

Price Cream Parlor said...

I love all the extra stitching! Fun to have such a great reminder of your childhood!

michelle said...

How fun that you still have him!!! He is a cutie!

amy m said...

there is just something about an old doll that has been with you to keep you grounded and remember your childhood. love it.

Jordan said...

A great looking token of your past! Wonderful.

Laurie said...

I think it's very sweet that you keep him out in your home!

melanie said...

So cute Kristi. I wish I had my baby blanket, I would have posted it for sure. It is in a closet at my mom's. I need to bring it home one day for sure!

Jenny said...

Isn't that the brother of kid sister? Kid sister, kid sister, kid sister and me!! Remember that song? That is a serious charm--he has been through a lot!

Michelle Alley said...

What a great treasure!

Kristin said...

Hi Kristi--

I am a HUGE fan of your blog! Thanks for all your great holiday ideas. That leprechaun trap was such a hit!! We will do that every year! Thanks for your comment.

I love your "Biffy"...I love that he is still on display in your sewing room!! :)

Crystalyn said...

can't believe you still have him! very cute.

michelle said...

Gosh, I don't have anything at all from my childhood -- pretty cool that you still have him and he is in good shape! That must be fun for your girls to know about.