His and Hers is a weekly discussion of a question or topic relating
to marriage. On Friday, my wife and I each write our thoughts on the week’s
topic. I invite others to do the same with their spouses as an exercise in
Mrs. Happy’s response
I had a Raggedy Ann doll that I named Shirley, and I literally loved the stuffing
out of her. All Raggedy Ann dolls have a heart on their chest with the words
"I love you," so my mom sewed my first initial into Shirley’s heart, so I knew
she loved me, too.
I had a plain old generic teddy bear that I named Yogi—no relation whatsoever
Hanna Barbera character.
Yogi and I (frequently accompanied by my sister and her doll Debra) had some
amazing adventures together, and I think I didn’t stop sleeping with him until
I turned 13.