Something I Wish I Hadn’t Thrown Away (Plinky)

Tiger on my way

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  • Something I Wish I Hadn’t Thrown Away
  • I Knew It Then; I Know It Now
  • It’s embarrassing after all these years but I still regret throwing away a (barely) stuffed animal named Tigre (pronounced Tie-gree.) I remember that he was bright orange with black stripes, a tiger with honor and kindness. I felt protected by this sewn-up, bedraggled stuffed animal but I was going to college and had to give some stuff away. This was a mistake, I knew it then as I pushed his frail, falling apart body down the incinerator shoot. I regret it still. I can picture him perfectly but I do regret getting rid of him since he comforted me in my childhood. Sometimes, I would use his body as a pillow when I couldn’t sleep. When I was a child, stuffed animals and dolls were very important to me, they were like family. I’ve very sentimental about stuffed animals and still love them. I still have Nokey, my monkey, the one stuffed animal I would save if there was a fire. My dad bought me Nokey ( I couldn’t pronounce Monkey) from Lamstons for my birthday when I turned two. When I die, Nokey will be buried with me. I’m not going anywhere without him.

3 thoughts on “Something I Wish I Hadn’t Thrown Away (Plinky)

  1. I never had a toy or stuffed animal that I loved enough to keep. The one thing I did throw out that I wish I hadn’t was my Father’s autograph book from his high school graduatiom in the early 30’s. We had a flood in our basement, I was upset and just chucked it. It was filled wth beautiful drawings of his and fancy handwriting. He grew up in an orphanage and it was one of the only pieces of his history we had. And I thew it out.
    mo

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