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    • Kaz2904
    • By Kaz2904 22nd Mar 09, 7:48 PM
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    RAF Waddington?
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    • 22nd Mar 09, 7:48 PM
    RAF Waddington? 22nd Mar 09 at 7:48 PM
    This is a really really long shot!
    I've been up to RAF Waddington for the weekend to see my sons Godfather. Unfortunately on Saturday my son left his scruffy looking yellow (grey) teddy bear in the park (The one nearest the front gate). When we realised it was there we went back but it had gone. I have been round and round the camp looking for Owen (The teddy) but couldn't find it. I think one of the children who were playing in the park may have taken it home and then it been slung in the bin.
    My son is devastated- he's not spent a night apart from this blasted teddy in 5.5 years. They aren't made any more so I can't replace it either. I've just put him to bed in tears again because he's lost his friend.

    If anyone lives or works (or knows anyone who does) on camp please could you keep your eyes peeled. If you find him then please pm me or look in the spar shop for the notice which will give you our friends phone number.

    Thanks to anyone who has taken the time to read this and if we manage to find Owen then I think I will love you forever!

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    • Alias_Omega
    • By Alias_Omega 23rd Mar 09, 10:09 PM
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    The spar shop is outside of the main camp, this is on the edge of the married patch, so its more likely to of been returned.

    Any other camp where the spar shop is inside the fence, then it would of probably been thrown in the bin.

    Im glad he is on his way home..

    Regards,

    Alias

    • jacand
    • By jacand 24th Mar 09, 8:23 AM
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    So glad you've got him back. Nice to see a happy ending.
    • Teahfc
    • By Teahfc 24th Mar 09, 12:57 PM
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    Not sure why i picked this thread and topic but so pleased I have.

    Great news to hear and now I am 47 still rememebr how distraught I was losing my 'friend' a monkey on a zebra (dont ask )( hand knitted) that was with me for my firsdt 6 years in this world .
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    • Trying to be good
    • By Trying to be good 24th Mar 09, 3:53 PM
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    Brilliant news, Kaz - really glad the teddy is being re-united with his owner!
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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 24th Mar 09, 8:30 PM
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    Great news Kaz
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 24th Mar 09, 11:11 PM
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    Wow this is lovely

    Glad you got the teddy back - hope its not traumatised by its absense.

    Did you actually get it back via the help from this board, or was it more the suggestions? It's such a nice feelgood tale in current times.

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    • Kaz2904
    • By Kaz2904 25th Mar 09, 8:11 PM
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    Oh swoon! The man himself posted on my thread!

    Owen was returned by an anonymous person. I don't know whether they had read this thread or not. Even so, I still feel all warm and fluffly because of the help everyone on here has given.
    We've decided not to have Owen sent through the post. I don't think my nerves could stand it. To this day my sister and I remember a house move where a tea chest full of stuff went missing. It contained her precious panda.
    Not a clue what else was in it but we remember that panda going missing! We were tiny then too (DS's age).
    • EmmEve
    • By EmmEve 27th Mar 09, 9:30 PM
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    aww yay glad your lo and his teddy were reunited
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 30th Mar 09, 11:00 AM
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    Well whether this thread helped or not... how lovely...
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    • jamtart6
    • By jamtart6 31st Mar 09, 10:39 PM
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    aww great story! found the link in this weeks email ! Thank god Owen is saved!

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    • vaio
    • By vaio 31st Mar 09, 11:27 PM
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    I’m surprised the RAF don’t divert a training flight past your house and drop him off for you. I’ve seen aircraft used for less important things.
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 1st Apr 09, 12:31 AM
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    so pleased teddy being returned x
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    • CAE
    • By CAE 1st Apr 09, 1:15 AM
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    That just goes to show the power of MSE. I knew it was wonderful!
  • Pooky23
    What a wonderful story!

    My DS who is almost 10 has a special teddy who has been his companion since he was born. He has been lost on more than one occasion but luckily has always been found. I am so happy that this was a happy ending for you and your son too.
    • tiamai_d
    • By tiamai_d 1st Apr 09, 11:43 AM
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    Awwww!!!!! How lovely that Owen is comiong home
  • katthehat
    A Happy Ending, your DS will sleep soundly at night now!

    My twin daughters (adults now!) used to have a 'sniffy cush each' (normal sofa cushions) i had to prise them from under thier heads whilest sleeping and wash n dry the covers and put them back for when they awoke, but they always knew they'd been laundered, they prefered them when they smelt of 'home!'
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  • Baron Veryhardup
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    So very pleased to learn of the safe return from Ops of Grp/Capt Owen (well he did capture a lot of interest from a group of arctophiles didn't he?) and it was heartening to learn that today's children do care for some of their teddies. Lady Hardup, my wife, and I call at the local recycling centre once a month to purchase some 25 -35 thrown away bears. We take them home and her ladyship washes them in the machine even though the labels say surface washable only (on a low temp. delicates wash - and she has never lost one yet) repair with ribbon and buttons and take them to charity shop and events where they are returned to children who do care at the same time as enhancing the funds of the charity concerned. It would be nice to think that they are rehomed to such caring folk as Owen's. Her ladyship's oldest bear will be 70 years young this Christmas, in his younger days he was known as Teddy but as he matured Edward seemed more apt.
  • nunnygirl
    Absolutely fab that Owen's coming home!

    I remember reading this thread when it was first started and feeling a little sad that a little boy had lost a teddy he'd had for so long, but to hear he's coming back........wow!!
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    • alliboy03
    • By alliboy03 1st Apr 09, 12:15 PM
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    you've made my day!! but we found a bear please read !
    I've sent a message to the big man himself. I always tell the kids that this site is really important and they'll be thankfull for it one day. Now they are!
    Originally posted by Kaz2904


    Can I just say me and my son found a very bedraggled looking bear in the Red cross shop in Grantham Lincolnshire last year, the lady out the counter didnt know who he belonged to, so we took him home. My 5year old loves him but it would be nice if he was reunited with its owner! As he look's very loved!! He's blue and has marks on him that wont come off! I know this is a long shot, Thanks for reading
    • janeymates
    • By janeymates 1st Apr 09, 12:16 PM
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    What a lovely heart warming story, especially with the happy ending!

    Takes me back to the day when we were travelling back from Cornwall or somewhere and my brother threw my Hollie Hobby doll (anyone remember them?!) in the car, it flew passed my Dads head and out the drivers window onto the motorway!! I have to say at this point that my brother was nearly as distressed as me, as he didn't mean it to go out the window!! .. I was so upset, my Dad said 'we'll get you another one' and I was crying 'it's not the same' , in the end poor Dad had to double back, pull up on the hard shoulder and RUN (!) across the motorway and pick it up! I must stress at this point that I am 37 now and the motorways were a lot quieter in those days!! .. she had a black tyre mark on her face where someone had ran over her! but fortunately it came out when Mum washed it!

    I still have the doll, and it is a favourite tale of my Nephews 'do you remember when my Dad threw your doll out the window' he's always saying!! lol.

    So these things are important (i have mental scars!)
    Best read i've had in ages! Welcome Home Owen
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