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Manny Is Enroute to Spain

Happy July Fourth!  I hope everyone is celebrating our freedom with family and friends.  Manny is one his way out of the country to visit Ralph and Ute, two of my favorite blogging friends.  He is carrying his American flag with him to remember and celebrate the holiday with his British friends.  haha

Don't wake me until I get there.  Whew!  It's hot under these covers!  :)

Don’t wake me until I get there. Whew! It’s hot under these covers! 🙂

It’s 106 and he’s bundled for his flight!  He knows it gets cold in the baggage department!  🙂

Happy Fourth of July!  Bye bye, Mom and Dad.

Happy Fourth of July! Bye bye, Mom and Dad.

From our house to yours, we wish you the best Fourth ever.

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    • AWWW Manny is blushing, I’m sure! We’ll have to ask Ralph if he read your comment! He loves compliments, though! Almost as much as he loves getting his picture taken – and traveling! 🙂


    • Hi Ralph, You’re back in Blogland! Yeah! I hope Manny is behaving himself today. I saw that he sort of got himself into a tangle the other day! Manny may need his own blog, he’s got so much going on in his life right now! 🙂


  1. This is great.. He really travels? We have Sheep and Goat, our travelling companions. They are gorgeous teddy bears Sheep is in fact a stuffed Dog and Goat is actually a sheep… lol.. Long story but they were born out of a wonderful connection I had with someone back in 2007/08/09 and we now as a family continue the tradition of them travelling about with us almost every vacation we take 🙂


    • He’s not scared, but I was. I felt like I sent my child! hahaha. I know Ralph and Ute will take good care of him. When he comes back, I’m going to send him to Australia. If you would like to have Manny visit you, he would love it as long as you don’t mind taking him places and taking his picture!!! He’s not shy! 🙂


          • There you go. He will wait, and I’ll tell you why. Manny is a total camera hog! He loves to have his picture taken. He will pose with anyone. He hugs, kisses, slides, hangs, climbs, gives the look, has attitude, and he does it all in front of a camera. So trust me, he will come gladly if you offer to take his picture! 🙂


          • You crack me up Marsha! Maybe I need to get a “friend” to go on trips with – oh wait, that would mean that I would have to go on trips as well! Well, maybe me first. 🙂


          • I would love to, but I’m afraid I could ship my friend places, but I never seem to be able to travel! Maybe someday! 🙂
            My trips would be like to the grocery store or to a craft show. LOL


          • hahaha Darla, I need to break you of your non-traveling bug. When you are ready, you come see me, or if I come out there, you will HAVE to take me places. You never know. Watch your back door! 🙂


          • That would be fun! Oh don’t get me wrong, I would love to travel, just can’t in this juncture of my life! 😛
            I would love to have you come to Oklahoma, but I’m afraid I would be a lousy tourguide! I haven’t been to too many places in my neck of the woods either, but I’m sure I could figure out some top spots! After all, I am centrally located which is where everything metro happens!
            Paula, from Stuff I tell My Sister probably knows where all the best places.


          • Paula makes quite a few road trips, I think. Red Dirt Kelly is another one I like, but I don’t visit her as often. I probably have the name wrong, too. Hope things are going better with Trey. 🙂


          • I dont know if you are keeping up on facebook, but it is pretty tough right now. Only a miracle will save him; the doctors have said this and his family is preparing, but not giving up. They are to the point that if he is to die, they want the Lord to take him quickly so he doesn’t have to live like this. That is a hard place for a parent to be.


          • Darla, I have been keeping up. I can’t even imagine the pain you are going through right now. I really can’t it must be awful. I have been praying. Let me know if there is anything else I can do. I am so, so sorry, my dear friend.


  2. This is so cool! Manny on his way to see Ralph’s new remodeling. I don’t know Ute, but I know Manny will have a good time. 🙂 Very cute, Marsha!


    • Thanks. Ute is another blogger friend from England. She started this whole thing, I think blogging about her teddies. Then Manny jumped in. He’s sort of taken off. Thanks for the nice compliment. I’m just having a riot doing this. Even my husband got into the act! 🙂


  3. Manny, what a cutie …. I’m sure he will take on the world .. with excitement and curiosity – and I know where ever he land will he be popular.


    • I’m expecting some letters home, soon. He should be arriving shortly, I would think! 🙂 I know the post office clerk thought I was a bit odd mailing my teddy bear to Spain to get pictures. I felt like I lost my child! But I have faith that he’ll be back – after he has the time of his life! 🙂 🙂


      • So your mailing the bear … what a fantastic idea … he are so welcome to Sweden too .. maybe I can find him a blond, blue eye bear girlfriend with long legs. *smile


        • hahaha He’d love that. He’s only 7, but he LOVES girls already! So funny! He thinks he’s in love with Ute right now. So he will get to see her and spend some time with her and her bear, Danny. He is a little jealous of Danny, but Ute is charming, and she’s talked him out of it one time. He will meet Fanny, Ralph’s bear, too, so we’ll see if he likes bears. So far he’s attracted mostly to humans, although he got a real kick out of seeing Ute’s bears taking a bath. He wanted me to give him a bath after that, and that was a riot. You can read about that one here That happened before we met. 🙂


    • He can’t wait either. Next week I will let the world see how hard Manny worked making Fanny and Danny’s presents. (Not so hard really, but it will be a cute post. He looks like he’s slaving away! 🙂





Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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