MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved…

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This is Fluffy, he is my dearest childhood possession. He is 68 years old this year. Fluffy came from Germany, he used to be completely covered in rabbit fur but over the years a lot of it has been petted away. Fluffy is also a little hard of hearing as one of his ears falls off from time to time.

   A relative of my mother’s who lived on Martha’s Vineyard had two sons, William and Leon, and a daughter, Vivian Carole who were all in the army in the 1940’s and 50’s.  Every time one of them would be stationed in, or visit a foreign country, they would bring back a doll for me and for their niece.   Fluffy was one of those gifts.

Look at that face … his eyes look so real to me.

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Mouse Work…

In looking back over posts of the past I came across this one from January, 2011 featuring.. Mousey who was a favorite toy of granddog, Chappy, and who this year became the topper on our Christmas tree.

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January 2011 -The holidays are over and the doldrums of January arrive.  With that arrival sometimes comes odd and wacky ways to entertain oneself.

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This is Mousey who was solely one of Chappy’s toys. Somehow though he ventured out of the toy basket and Deb and I have found him in some interesting spots.

For example, on my treadmill and at her spinning wheel.  As you can see Mousey had a bit of a dilemma… couldn’t reach the start button for the treadmill and couldn’t reach the treadle on the spinning wheel.  Got to give him credit for trying though.

The other morning though Mousey found something he can do… look where I found him when I walked into the kitchen.

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 Mousey likes to cook…who knew… he’s been as quiet as well, a mouse, about this new hobby of his. Let’s take a look at Mousey in action.

This could be a problem.. you know how mice are about cheese?

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Apparently he likes mozzarella more than ricotta cheese.

 The finished product… looks delish.

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Mousey relaxing after a busy morning in the kitchen.  This is one mouse I don’t mind having in the house.

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Thanks for indulging the silliness and wackiness that goes on around here.  It’s good to laugh and have fun no matter what your age… chronologically or mentally 🙂


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When I’m 64 …

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This is Fluffy.   He is 64 years old this year.  I’ve had him since I was around 8 years old.  Fluffy came from Germany, he used to be completely covered in rabbit fur but over the years a lot of it has been petted away.  Fluffy is a little hard of hearing as one of  his ears falls off  from time to time.  He is my dearest childhood possession.

Fluffy sort of has a Vineyard connection… but doesn’t almost everything in my life 🙂  Ethel Souweine, who was a relative of my mother’s lived on Massasoit Ave in Oak Bluffs.   Her two sons, William and Leon, and her daughter Vivian Carole were all in the army in the 1940’s and 50’s.  Every time one of them would be stationed in, or visit a foreign country, they would bring back a toy for me and for their niece Carolee.   Fluffy was one of those gifts.

Look at that face … his eyes look so real to me.

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Nowadays Fluffy lives with the other animals and dolls in a comfy basket on a trunk.  They’re a very close group

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Fluffy doesn’t get out much but a case of wanderlust hit him the other day and he thought it would be fun to surprise Chappy by visiting him.

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Seeing eye-to eye and nose-to-nose.

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After exchanging pleasantries for awhile Fluffy decided to nap before his trip back to his basket family.

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Back home with the gang.

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Maybe an upcoming post on some of the other basket gang members.