Friday, March 11, 2011

Weekend Assignment #361: Give It Up!

Let's get right to it:

Weekend Assignment #361: Give It Up!
Lent has begun, and in certain denominations, people are "giving up something for Lent" - in other words, not indulging in some pleasurable food or activity between now and Easter. Have you ever abstained from something for a period of time for a religious or spiritual purpose? What was it? How successful were you at avoiding it?
Extra Credit: Regardless of whether you believe in doing so, if you were to give up something you enjoy between now and April 24th, what would it be?

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For Weekend Assignment #360: Toy Show, I asked about your favorite childhood toys. Please click on each person's name to see the full entry:

Josie (welcome!) said...
Mr Bear was packed away in the huge shipping crate with most of the rest of our furniture for the six week trip to Australia. His return was delayed when the crate went missing for 10 months. It was very nearby in Port Melbourne all the time, within 40km of our final home. So I guess Mr Bear wasn't visiting relatives in Deepest Darkest Peru after all.

Trevor said...
So I only have one toy left from childhood, And it’s not really form childhood, but a reminder of that childhood. It’s a troll, up in my daughter’s closet. He’s grey, furry, has bare arms and legs, and was made by my grandmother. He’s also one of the few things left of one of the best memories of my life.

Karen said...
I'm not sure Trophy was my favorite toy, but he's an integral part of my childhood. One time, a dog got hold of him and tore off part of one leg, but an aunt of mine sewed him back together. That was when I was staying with my dad's family in New Jersey. while my mom was in the hospital with polio-encephalitis. On later occasions I repaired him myself, restuffing him with tissues and I think Elmer's Glue.

Have a great week!



  1. Ack. Sore subject.

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