Tuesday, June 19, 2012

the "little mannequin boy"


 "re-post"

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i think i may have mentioned my family's pizza quest--i may not have--i guess i should have looked back over my blogs--too tired --barely able to write--so i guess i will tell you about the pizza quest in case i have not.-



a few years ago we would put the kids in the car -get starbucks- play our favorite music and ride until we were hungry for dinner--we did this for years--we still do it when my husband is off on a weekend night - we used to always go on friday nights--we tried almost every pizza joint in the greater richmond area--we found our very favorite was "zorba's" greek pizza - my husband also really liked "robin inn"--but the story is not about the pizza --that's just how we came to know the little mannequin boy in carytown-



i won't reveal which store he is in- i've been trying to get them to sell it to me ever since we met him --he is probably from the 1940's or 50's --i just love him - although if i did get him , it would take a lot of time for me to look at him close ,or touch him--ya know the "doll thing"--but still i want him--i know part of it is he reminds me of one of my little angels.-



the first time my husband went into the store to inquire if we could buy him, they said no--the owner did not want to sell him at the time, but did tell my husband of a website he could go to-- .it seems there is this site where people that collect baby mannequins go to show each other how they have dressed them up etc.--my husband assured them he had no interest in this rather odd hobby--but he only wanted to rescue the little mannequin boy from a store window that was dressing him in things like"the ramones"t-shirt--we like the ramones but come on -


frank said he had the feeling they thought he was weirder than the dress up mannequin people--i don't think it's strange - the poor thing needed a good home-


every few months my husband calls to check on the situation--they talk to him in slow deliberate words--"no sir we still are not interested in selling you our mannequin"--he still tries--for me-


so if you go riding down in carytown you may start to look for our little mannequin boy----and if you do see him -take a good long look at him and see if you don't think he's the sweetest little mannequin boy you have ever laid eyes on<3

56 comments:

  1. Fascinating. I like what you guys did to go look for places to eat; very creative! I think that is so sweet of your hubby to keep calling and asking if the mannequin boy is for sale; who knows maybe one day they will go out of business and need to liquidate assets.

    hope it can be a restful day today!

    betty

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    1. thanks betty--this was a re-post from a couple of years ago--we have given up the dream of owning the little boy----but who knows----hope your day is good too :)

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  2. Aww, great story! If I'm ever that way, I'll look out for him. :)

    Have a wonderful day!

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    1. haha you do that dana--he's very sweet--you too!!

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  3. Lynn, we need a picture! And I'm so glad you don't collect little mannequin boys!

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    1. haha well i am sure i could not afford to even if i wanted too--i know, i thought my daughter had a pic on her phone, but she says she doesn't--thanks judy

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  4. Great story Lynn and so nice of your husband to keep checking for you. Mannequins creep me out..but to each his or her own. :)

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    1. well they kinda creep me out too--but there is something special about this little one :)

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    1. i am going to try to get a pic soon--thanks peaches!

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  6. 'frank said he had the feeling they thought he was weirder than the dress up mannequin people--i don't think it's strange - the poor thing needed a good home-'

    :) :) I think you're the doll, here.

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    1. haha suze! thank you for saying that and not that i am crazy--:)

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  7. How funny! I hope your husband's persistance pays off someday. It sounds like a very strange hobby that some people have dressing up mannequins!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog. :)

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    1. hi!! yes it sounds pretty strange to us too!

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  8. Your husband's persistence is sweet.

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  9. That is so sweet!! I want to see a pic!! :)

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  10. Ahhh, that kind of breaks my heart a little.

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  11. Thank you for the comment and follow!

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  12. It would be fun to see him! I can't get the image of Big Boy out of my head. That was a restaurant chain from years ago. Julie

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    1. haha no julie, he doesn't look anything like big boy--i am going to try and get a pic this weekend!

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  13. Enjoyed this very much! I'm not from there, but I think I will be taking closer looks at the mannequins in the nearby stores, but not to the point of that website... creepy. :)

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    1. haha i agree it is kinda strange--not the strange like my family is---thanks jennifer!

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  14. Hi Lynn,

    Lovely to discover your blog and meet you and thanks for visiting me.
    Great story and I hope one day your husbands persistance pays off and you can have the mannequin. A photo would be good.

    Have a good week
    Carolyn

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    1. thanks for coming by!---i hope that may happen--and i hope to get a photo, carolyn :)

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  15. What a great story! And I had to laugh b/c it is quite comical (from an outsider's view) that your husband continued to pursue the mannequin. He must have seemed strange to the folks at the store.
    Very touching that he reminds you of one of your angels.

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    1. haha yeah i have a feeling, that frank would have seemed saner to them if he had just gone along with it and said he wanted to do the website thing----thank you susan<3

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  16. Wandered over to say thank you for your yarn and for signing up to follow Bizarre Scribble, i'll be signing up to follow your blog to :-).

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  17. Cute story! I'm following you back!
    Nice to meet you Lynn! :)
    Marie

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    1. awwww thanks--so nice to meet ya too!

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  18. Aww, maybe one day they'll send to you. Love how you guys go riding and pizza hopping. :) Hmm, I'm hungry.

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    1. wouldn't that be a miracle---i know haha now i am hungry too--thanks jennifer!

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  19. Thanks for following, and welcome!

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    1. thanks and thanks for coming by, debbie!!

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  20. If the store ever closes its doors, I hope they will remember your husband when it comes to the mannequin!

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  21. Oh, such a sweet story about the little Mannequin Boy..I do hope one day you will be able to take him home.

    Thanks for stopping by and following. xo

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  22. You piqued my curiosity. I cannot imagine the little fellow and hope you do find a picture to post.

    Thanks for stopping by my place.

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    1. haha i hope i can share a pic soon--thanks joanne!

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  23. What a good husband! I hope one day they will sell him to you..Thank for stopping by Laura

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  24. I love the drive and drive until we find a pizza place to stop at plan!! How very fun!
    We need a picture of this mannequin boy!! I hope someday that your husband just shows up with this boy in his car for you. He sounds so sweet. :)

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    1. haha you think like me--for a while before i knew they wouldn't sell him--i just knew that my husband was going to surprise me with him---one anniversary--i watched for frank from the window, so excited that he would be bringing him home!--thanks kaylen!

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  25. So my question is what would you dress your mannequin boy in? We love to try new places to eat. Some of our favorites are new Mexican restaurants, since they are a dime a dozen here. Following you back!

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    1. i guess clothes from his era for little boys around his age----we love love love mexican too----thanks so much brownie!!

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  26. Awww...you would think if your husband had said that he wanted the mannequin for his wife, that they'd be more amenable. I hope that they give in eventually!

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  27. Good luck with this purchase. I too have a pizza quest this year... to make pizza for as many friends as possible in 2012. I am up to 28 and looks like I will top 30 by the midpoint.

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  28. That's so sweet that your husband keeps calling the store trying to get him for you. :-)

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    1. it is pretty nice--thanks danielle :)

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