Friday, August 14, 2009

Sudsy-Wudsy Comes Home!

Of all the childhood toys I remember, my favorite is still my little bear named (by me) Sudsy-Wudsy! He was my constant companion when I was a little girl. He went everywhere with me and played just as hard as I did. But somewhere over the years, he went away...where, I do not know.

However, one day, two years ago, he showed up at a huge antique market near our home. I could not believe my eyes but there he was...and at a not so thrifty price, I might add.

"Look Jim," I whispered, "there's my bear I told you about! That bear right there is Sudsy-Wudsy!"

"How much?" Jim got right down to business. When I told him, the price, he stopped still and looked at me.

"It's too much, I know, but—"

"You need this bear, don't you?" Jim was already walking toward the booth. "I'll see what I can do." guessed it! When he came back he was carrying a small bear in a bag. My Sudsy-Wudsy had come home!


  1. Are you kidding me? YOUR EXACT BEAR?

    This is a God-thing!


  2. That is an adorable bear! How sweet of your husband to get that for you!!!

  3. What a great bear and a great husband you have! I loved your picture too, so sweet! Suzie

  4. wow...that is have a wonderful husband! Happy weekend to you!

  5. Oh what a lucky find! I recently found my childhood doll - well not MINE but one just like it. And you are right about the price! My doll was "Thumbelina". Found it in an antique store in Colorado Springs. In the BOX! But they wanted $75 for it. Too much! So I passed her by! My husband looked at me and sys "You sure?" and I was so brave and said "Yup, keep on walking!".
    What a wonderful post! I am becoming addicted to your blog Girl!!!
    HAGD! Karen - Some Days Are Diamonds

  6. Hi everyone! So glad you are enjoying my Sudsy-Wudsy Bear story! To answer your questions: I don't think this was my original bear. But, to me, this IS my bear as it is the only one I've seen in all these years that looks so much like my Sudsy Wudsy...and, believe me, I've looked everywhere. Isn't he just too precious! For me, finding those lookalike toys and games from childhood is like reaching back in time, retrieving those sweet memories and enjoying them all over again! What a trip!

  7. that photo, that story, that heart is melting! xoxo

  8. Your husband is so sweet. He's a keeper. (You already knew that though didn't you)

    Really cutre bear!!

  9. Oh, I'm so glad your terrific hubby bought back Sudsy-Wudsy for you!! Such a sweet little bear ~ but the cutie patootie on the porch steps is what is stealing my heart away!

    Big Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  10. What a darling photo! And I'm so glad that sudsy-wudsy has found his way back home and into the heart where he belongs.

    Cathy ♥

  11. I can't believe you found your bear after all these years. He was meant to come back to you! And what a sweet man you have to have gotten him for you!!!


  12. Oh, this made me cry. What is it that we need to be reunited with those special treasures? Your husband sounds like such a love for understanding. Your heart just burst out of this post, you know. I love you and I love your bear!!!


  13. good morning,
    these bring back so many wonderful memories, thanks for sharing and hope you have wonderful week.

  14. I got goosebumps reading this story! So glad you have 'your' bear back! Lovely story. Have a nice weekend. Twyla

  15. Coralie,
    Your Jim is a sweetheart! I am so glad you and Sudsy-Wudsy were reunited! He is adorable. Have a blessed weekend. Vicki

  16. What a peach of a guy and a darling story!

  17. I love the old post cards!! I have a few myself, but yours are just beautiful. Love the cottages. Sudsy Wudsy is so cute!!! So neat to have found him once again. Antique Rose

  18. Oh My Goodness... I too got a chill reading the bear story...
    What a happy day that was..