Saturday, December 12, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Baby Gifts - Holiday Gifts - Baby Shower Gifts - Make the Boo-Boos Go Away Gifts.
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?
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Saturday, April 26, 2008
Sunday, January 21, 2007
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 !
Saturday, January 20, 2007
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.