Lost Doll Story Contest and Giveaway

De geweldig getalenteerde Juliane heeft op haar blog een give-away. Over verloren en gevonden poppen. Voor een plaats in haar e-class.

En dat wil ik! Zo graag!!

En ik heb een heel goed verloren-en weer gevonden- verhaal te vertellen!

Leest u mee?


She's a white seagull. Her name is 'Ottertje'. Like the fish-eating mammals. But I named her after the poem from Annie M.G. Schmidt about three old otters.

When my twin sister and I were born, we participated in a research on twins. It was done by two medical students. They both gave us a pluche toy.I don't remember what my sister got. But I got Ottertje.

My bed was loaded with dolls and pluche, but Ottertje was the one I slept with. She even slept in my shirt, close to my chest. Even when I was a student Ottertje slept in my bed.

On the 4th of October 1986, I was 6 years old, we all got to bring our stuffed animal to school as it was World Animal Day. Of course I brought Ottertje. That day there was a big bus with people from WWF that taught us about wildlife and animals. I remember you could smell a whale through some kind of box. That smell!!

At the end of the day I went to bed missing Ottertje: I forgot her at school. The next day we searched the whole school, but it turned out that Ottertje went in the WWF-bus. They had more stuffed animals as educational material, Ottertje probably fitted in with the rest.

So. That was it.

But not for my super-hero-eleven-years-older brother: he called WWF in the Netherlands, tracking down where the education-bus would stop next. Imagine a six year old: it took ages, my brother made about a hundred calls and Ottertje travelled the whole country. But I got her back!

So. That was it.

(Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of Ottertje to show you: I'm still busy emigrating & my pictures and Ottertje are still in the Netherlands... I made my own impression though. I think it resembles her well :) I also included our birth announcement, made by the super-hero-eleven-years-older brother.)

2 opmerkingen:

Fröken Skicklig zei

Hiskia, this story really made me laugh! What if not the bus of the WWF would be the vehicle for Ottertje to escape from every day´s life on a little adventure? And such a great job of your brother then to finally bring her home! He must have had a hard time as the older brother of twin sisters - but I am sure that special day he was your hero ;-)

Thank you so much for sharing this story with all of us. I really enjoyed reading it and loved the illustrations!

Now let´s keep our fingers crossed that Ottertje brings you good luck (after all the fame that she was accorded by this blog post ;-)

Warmly,

Juliane

Daan zei

Och wat een lieve broer en wat een mooi verhaal. Ik duim voor je Hiskia. Ik deed de Frokencursus in Amsterdam en het was magisch.

-x-

en succes met de enorme verhuis!!