Sunday, December 21, 2008

Raggedy Andy

I am reading the Twillight saga books right now so I completely understand where this memory came from this morning. I remember when I was a kid (1st or 2nd grade timeframe), I was terrified of vampires. I don't know if I had seen a movie or read a story that convinced me they were real and could come and get me at anytime.

I had this life size Raggedy Andy doll...(life size to a 1st or 2nd grader) that would put in my bed with me. I would use him as a pillow and then wrap his legs around my neck so I could keep the vampires from biting me. I was convinced it would protect me.

I had that doll forever, not completely sure what eventually happened to him...perhaps my mom will read this and fill me in.

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Four Years Ago on In My Words...Bathroom Kitty

3 comments:

Haha said...

That Raggedy Ann was given to me by Wayne one Christmas. I loved it and never new until I owned one of my own about the heart on their chests. I of course handed it over to you and it was a favorite companion, albeit a LARGE one. My guess is that you passed it on to another child - you did that with many of your toys. You gave away Barbies and games to other children - it has always been your nature and I am sure Raggedy was given a good home. I didn't know about the vampires, you never told me, but I bet you and I watched a few Bela Lagosi movies, when you dad worked late nights at the Pizza Deli. Johnny Carson was a good friend to both of us those years. Keep that cross around your neck and some strings of garlic hanging in the kitchen.LOL

Just a Girl said...

I did something similar though it involved a scarf and a cross necklace. Vampires scared me silly and yet I would continue to watch the movies or read about them.


PS. Is the series worth reading?

Mishka said...

JAG- I am actually enjoying them and they are a fast read. I kind of relate to the main character (I liked an off limits boy when I was in high school too, although he wasn't a vampire). I thought they were going to be very immature books but they are actually decent. I am already half way through the 2nd one so I need to get the third one in the mail so I can read it soon...the 4th is not out in paperback yet so I will just try to rent it from the library.