Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Friendly Ghost

My wonderful hubby and I first dated when we were 13 and 14. One of the very first presents he gave me was an adorable Ty teddy bear that I always kept close to me, despite Josh moving away a couple years later.

When I went off to college, I left that bear at home. I thought I'd probably keep it forever and didn't want to loose it at school. Ironically, the bear was lost when a hurricane hit my hometown about a month later.

So imagine how happy I was to look in a bin at Goodwill Outlet six years after the storm and see this little guy: (It was like seeing a friendly ghost!)

2000 Ty Stuffed Bear, Goodwill Outlet ($1)
It's in perfect condition, with the original tag and bow! (Which is much better condition than mine was in...mine was well-loved, as they say.) And the most amazing thing to me is that, after all these years, Josh knew exactly what it was when I showed him. He couldn't believe it either!

I think it's safe to say that this bear will stay close by for a long time. Sometimes what's lost can be found in the strangest places. Even Goodwill Outlet bins :)



  1. Such a sweet story- and how cool that you thrifted the same bear! Love those stories!

  2. Thanks, Sarah :) Ah, the magic of thrifting :)


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