Monday, November 28, 2005

Believe it or not more than one hundred years ago, soft toys were once stuffed with what's known as excelsior (shaved sawdust). Dave saved me a few bucketfulls from the remnants of chainsawing firewood on the grain. This stuff makes excellent kindling and extremely flammable stuffed animals.


Blogger Maureen said...

----and that reminds me of a much loved teddy bear that sat too close to the fireplace!!
Up,up up in a puff of smoke!!
Poor ted was never the same after his 3rd degree burns.

3:51 AM  
Blogger Maktaaq said...

Are contemporary teddies made of much safer material?

9:48 PM  
Blogger Chief-Ten-Bears said...

Oh yeah... all good quality modern soft toys are stuffed with new polyester fibrefill.

3:58 AM  
Blogger Maureen said...

-----which inflict terrible 3rd degree burns on the poor kid when they accidentally ignite!

2:25 AM  

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