Saturday, December 12, 2009

More Humpty Dumpty Lovin'

We received this e mail from Ryan in Groveport, Ohio:

As a baby present, I received my first Humpty Dumpty pillow-red (listed as pink, but as a boy, I'm going with red). He and I became the best of friends and were inseparable as I grew. "Dumpty", as he was known to me, watched over me while I slep, blocked for me as I ran for a touchdown in the living room, and was a constant companion for all traveling and overnights. There was no sleeping without Dumpty under my head. Dumpty would occasionally get a "new suit" where the old Dumpty was boxed up and a new, more sanitary Dumpty took his place. All told, I retired the third Dumpty at an age much older than I would like to admit. :) Today, over 20 years later, the three Dumptys are kept safe with me. No other item defined me as a child the way my Dumpty pillow did. Even today, I have a collection of Humpty Dumpty Christmas ornaments.

Thank you for providing these wonderful pillows. I have just purchased my third to date for my latest nephew - born with Downs Syndrome. His older brothers received the red and blue, and Henry will have the yellow. This will be the most special of all to give.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Humpty Dumpty Doll - #1 seller!

By far, our Humpty Dumpty doll is the biggest seller on our Baby Bethany Rose site. People call, e-mail, and write telling us their own personal "Humpty" memory. Here's an e-mail we received yesterday from Mallory (TN) and I thought I would pass it along:

When I was 17 (almost 8 years ago), I worked in a daycare center. There was a little boy that was 3 years old who had one of the Humpty Dumpty pillow dolls that you picture on your website. This little boy carried this doll everywhere and called it "HUMPY". I thought it was so cute and asked the mother where she purchased it cause I wanted one for a child I would have one day. Of course with my luck , he got it as a gift and she had no idea where to get it from. So I went home and looked it up on the internet and could not find any information about it.

I got pregnant a year over a year and 1/2 later and me and my mom, from my memories and measurements tried to make this "HUMPY" doll like the little boys. Of course it was not like the original but it was very close.

So today I saw something that reminded me of that little "HUMPY" doll and decided to google it. I ended up seeing your blog about it and found the picture of the Humpty Dumpty doll that little boy had so many years ago.

I am so excited that I have found the original Humpty Dumpty Doll that I am going buy one for my second daughter who is turning 1.

We love to hear these stories. We'd love to hear yours, too! Send us your story and attached a photo to

Old things are more beautiful
than many things brand new
Because they bring fond memories
of things we used to do.
(Clay Harrison)

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Heirlooms in the Making


Baby Gifts - Holiday Gifts - Baby Shower Gifts - Make the Boo-Boos Go Away Gifts.

We have even received orders from adults ordering for adults. It's the perfect size for a neck pillow. Everyone loves this adorable egg.

Humpty is always on sale at Baby Bethany Rose. With his floppy arms and legs, tuft of hair, and cute smile - what's not to love?

Pair a Humpty with a matching blanket. Blankets are a large 37" x 29" Comfy and soft. Only $19.95 for the set.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Humpty Dumpty Awarded Punitive Damages

(this is a cute one)

75 students from Willowdale Elementary School in Omaha, NE received a first hand lesson in how the legal system works.

"Humpty Dumpty vs 'King' Sherman Auto Sales"

(a mock trial deciding Humpty's personal injury case)

Trial lawyers Steve Lathrop and Tom White, both Nebraska State senators served as legal representatives for plaintiff Humpty Dumpty and defendant Sherman 'King'.

Senator White argued that Humpty should not receive any money from 'King' because Humpty "wasn't merely a shell of his former self" and that his life wasn't "scrambled".

The 4th grade student jurors awarded Humpty Dumpty $15,000 in punitive damages. It is unknown at this point whether 'King' Sherman will appeal the egg's award.

Just goes to show a little fall from a wall might bring a big windfall.

(Adapted from the Omaha World Herald article written by staff writer Chelsea Keeney)

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Who Was Humpty Dumpty ?

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king's horses and all the king's men,

Couldn't put Humpty together again.

My antiquated Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme book has certainly seen better days, that's for sure. My mother read it to me as a child, I to my son, and now I read it to my grandchildren. I even used nursery rhymes as a teaching tool for children's creative dramatic classes. I never gave much thought about WHO or WHAT Humpty Dumpty really was.

"Humpty Dumpty" was 18th Century slang for a short, clumsy person. But, the Humpty Dumpty in the nursery rhyme may not have been a who, it may have been a what reflecting an event in English history.

Humpty Dumpty was the nick-name for a huge canon mounted on a wall surrounding St. Mary's Wall Church in Colchester, England. It was meant to provide protection for the Parliamentarian stronghold of Colchester which was in control of the Royalists during the English Civil War (1642-1649). A shot from a Parliamentary canon damaged the wall causing the canon to fall to the ground. Thus comes the phrase "all the king's men" (the Royalists) who attempted to raise Humpty Dumpty to another part of the wall. Even with the help of "all the king's horses" the task of raising Humpty Dumpty failed. Colchester fell to the Parliamentarians after a siege lasting eleven weeks.

I still like the image of Humpty Dumpty as being a big happy pudgy egg sitting on a wall best !

Bethany's Grammakins

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Humpty Dumpty Doll

Check out our Humpty Dumpty matching selection of dolls, blankets, bibs, layette set and embroidered onesie. Originally manufactured by the Plankie Toy Company in the 50’s and 60’s, any child who had a Humpty Dumpty doll has never forgotten it! The Humpty Dumpty doll will be a treasured heirloom.