Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, over 2 years ago

    There are some dolls one can not simply part with!!! I’ve a plethora of Barbies and a collection of International Dolls…but the best doll I ever had…and still have…is one I called “Bonnie.” ;)

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago

    No comment here. As for a reply to May Kitten yesterday, I too was a Salvation Army Christmas bell ringer in 2010 and ‘11, but that was in the town from which I moved; I was originally a volunteer in their food bank since about ’09. As for having been in the donation shed business for the Sallies in my current town, that’s been since a week before Christmas ’13.

  3. samvadi

    samvadi said, over 2 years ago

    oh dear!

  4. pelican47

    pelican47 said, over 2 years ago

    After my Mom died last year, I gave her Shirley Temple doll to a wonderful Senior Advocate who had been so good to her.

  5. Noreen Klose

    Noreen Klose said, over 2 years ago

    I still have a stuffed animal that I won’t part with.

  6. L

    L said, over 2 years ago

    Mine turned 67!

  7. Fredcritter

    Fredcritter said, over 2 years ago

    Awww, you commenters, all of you. So sweet. sniff

  8. Jean

    Jean said, over 2 years ago

    I have a grand daughter that has a “stuffed animal” problem and since there is no SAA (Stuffed Animal Anonymous) for her addiction, her mom just bagged up about half of her collection, they had a good bye ceremony and donated them to a local charity.

    I used to go through my children’s toys and put the ones that were not being played with much in a box and put away for about 6 months, then I would take them down and it was like Christmas in July……rotate out the put away toys with the other ones and they all get a little love.

  9. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 2 years ago

    That is better than what my parents did. After I was in the service and married, and on my way overseas, they gave away my farm toy collection(that a relative gave me) and my electric train set which would fill a 4×8 sheet of plywood(sold for $75(just the engine set would cost $400-$500 today.

  10. sbwertz

    sbwertz said, over 2 years ago

    IndyMan, If you were already married, why were your old toys still at your parents’ house, if you wanted to keep them? As an adult, they were your responsibility, not theirs.

  11. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 2 years ago

    Oh this is a good one! I fight this battle a lot! I know some who bag toys up, leave them hidden for a while, and if the kids don’t notice, they donate them. To me, that seems deceitful so I try to talk to my kids about it. My youngest child is fine with giving things away, but my oldest wants to keep everything (and the oldest has a great memory).

  12. Jane  Amy

    Jane Amy GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I still have “Betsy Wetsy” and my girls are still storing their favorites in our basement and they are now in their 40’s. Then there were those classic Fischer Price passed down to the grandkids.

  13. Marko56

    Marko56 said, over 2 years ago

    I have nothing from my childhood. I grew up and got new toys.

  14. harebell

    harebell said, over 2 years ago

    My uncle’s old toy cars and trucks hung around my grandparents’ for years. I used to read his old comic books when we went to visit (we were 10 years apart in age). He sold them when his children started college, and was able to cover a good chunk of their expenses. So be careful what you donate!

  15. SheMc

    SheMc said, over 2 years ago


    I hope you still have good memories!

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