Show and Tell: Bicentennial Baby

Rachel-crib copy

Aww, look at the cute baby Rachel.  Hard to believe that I was ever the size my newborn nieces are now, isn’t it?

Ok, ok.  That’s not what this show-and-tell is about.  It’s that stuffed red-white-and-blue elephant in the corner with “76″ all over the freaking place, made by a family friend upon my birth in April 1976.  Why yes, that makes me a bicentennial baby.  And that makes him (yes, it’s a him) a bicentennial elephant.

That darn elephant has followed me everywhere.  From the first twelve years of my life in a northwest suburb of Chicago, to the next six in a far-reaching suburb west of Milwaukee, to college (go Pointers!) for four years (and one summer), and finally out to Colorado with me eleven years ago.

Sure, the elephant has changed over the years.  No more bow, and the red’s faded, but he’s still with me.

Only recently did I realize that hey, wait, this is an elephant.  The symbol of the Republic…HEY, I’m SO not a Republican!!!

What do YOU have to show-and-tell?

Posted on August 27, 2009, in Fantastic ideas, Meme, Memories. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. CALpumper aka Crystal

    Ha ha ha!!! It’s ok. I Love elephants. So Not a Repub either.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. So happy to have you showing and telling!

    Too funny about the elephant. I can see how you would love it then and question its symbolism now.

    (I say that as a New Age Republican.)

  3. What a cool stuffed animal. So unique!

  4. I I think it's great that you still have him!

  5. I’am also a bicentennial baby”I was born April 18,1976.Love the elephant story.Take care….


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