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Interesting find at garage sale- Pat’s letter teddy bear

O.k so while i was at my part time, this church from across our apartment was having a yard sale, my sister tells me she found a cute teddy bear and has gotten it for me, she paid 50 cents for it. Little did we knew that this little teddy bear hold a incredible secrets.

The teddy bear, or as I call him, Pappi, had writing all over him. At first we thought it was some scribble made by little kids, but the more we examined it closely it was an old writing wishing someone well. One thing we noticed is that the teddy bear was presented at 4/15/1944. Guys this teddy is like 73 years old.

There is so much thing that is unusual about Pappi, and here are couple of things we figured out so far.

-It was gifted to a girl name Patula, but everyone calls her Pat. And according to the letters she was a sweet and swell gal.

-All the letters where indicating that she was going away somewhere, one writer stated that they will soon meet at Tulsa.

-Pappi was signed by 25 different people, who really treasured Pat.

- Black inks turn brown over long period of time, so this is as legit as it can get.

-Pappi’s design is highly unusual for a teddy who is from 40′s. He has no sign indicating that he was manufactured. (Such as logo print, or a button with company name engraved to it) Not only that he was made with a cloth instead of being covered with fur like the rest of the teddy from that time period.

Here is an example of type of teddy bear that was common in that time frame, a popular one from the 1940 was the Steiff teddy bears.)

-There is a high indication that Pappi has been hand made by someone from scratch, likely with a sewing machine. Whoever made him ran out of materials and left his arm in a simple floppy design, again i shall mention, is a unusual design choice compare to a popular designs.

-We know for the fact that, Pat adored this bear and treasured it, keeping it such incredible condition for past 70 years.

-It’s possible that Pat is no longer with us.

-And my sister and I know for a fact that Pat’s family saw no value in it and decided to simply toss it at a yard sale.

It’s sad to see such wonderful thing to be thrown out like this, honestly this teddy bear belongs in a museum, not because how old or unusual it is but because of the love put in by the 25 different people and the owner who took such good care of it for seven decades.

But for now, I think this teddy deserves some cuddling.

Whelp, where ever you are Ms.Pat, I adore this really strange, mysterious and sentimental teddy, Pappi gets to see sunshine and travels with me now.

Seattle: a 48-hour guide 

Photo by Milkoví 

It might be home to Starbucks and Microsoft, but there’s more to thriving Seattle than coffee and computers. Local writer Lucy Rock gives some pointers on where to visit, eat and sleep with just 48 hours in the Emerald City.

 

Day one

Settling in 

British Airways flies non-stop from London to Seattle every day, and with all flights touching down around mid-afternoon, you can start making the most of your trip from the get-go. Downtown is the perfect launchpad to explore one of America’s coolest cities. Unwind with a cocktail amid a touch of Old-World glamour at the Fairmont Olympic Seattle, built in the style of the Italian renaissance. 

Photo by Jakub Dziubak 

For something a little different, stay at The Edgewater – Downtown’s only waterfront hotel – where you’ll be in good company, previous guests include The Beatles and David Bowie.

Book Flights to Seattle


16:00 – Going underground

Soak up some culture in Pioneer Square, the city’s oldest neighbourhood. Art installations, an 18m totem pole and a six-metre waterfall decorate the area. Browse the eclectic art galleries and bookstores before descending underground. 

Photo by Samuel Zeller

Fire destroyed much of the area in 1889 and the city was rebuilt on top of the ruins. Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour reveals the network of streets and shop fronts that lie hidden beneath their modern counterparts.


20:00 – Food with a view

The multi-award winning Canlis is perfect for a spot of fine dining. Established in 1950, picture windows on the east-facing side of the mid-century building offer magical views of Lake Union and the Cascade mountains, while the tasting menu provides a plethora of innovative and elegant dishes, such as the malted pancakes (fermented rapini, cabbage and smelt bagna cauda).

Photo by Jay Wennington


Day two

08:00 – Flying high

Get up early and beat the crowds to the top of the Space Needle. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair in the Seattle Center cultural complex, the flying-saucer design is the iconic symbol of the city. Take the lift 158m to the observation deck for a 360-degree view of the streets below, the Puget Sound waters, and the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, including imperious Mount Rainier.


09:30 – Back on terra firma

Hours can easily be whiled away in the Seattle Center

Be inspired by glass artist Dale Chihuly’s colourful sculptures in the Chihuly Gardens or watch DJs broadcast live as you sip an espresso at La Marzocco café inside KEXP radio station. 

Alternatively, brush up on the history of music at the Museum of Pop Culture or dinosaurs and planets at the Pacific Science Center, while young ones will love the Children’s Museum.


13:00 – Super market

A trip to lively Pike Place Market is a must for any visitor to the city. Opened in 1907, it’s one of the oldest farmers’ markets in the USA. Take the monorail to the Westlake Center and walk three blocks to watch fishmongers toss whole salmon to each other while cracking jokes. 

Refuel at Lowell’s, which boasts three floors of waterfront views, and indulge in wild Alaskan king salmon, Dungeness crab cakes, or tiger prawns fresh from the market’s seafood stalls. Don’t miss the Giant Shoe Museum and maze of shops selling curios and collectables downstairs. 


16:00 – A sticky situation

One of the more bizarre tourist attractions can be found in Post Alley next to the market. You’ll smell Gum Wall – a 12m stretch of brickwork covered in blobs of chewed gum in all colours – before you see it. 

Photo by blickpixel

Over the road from the market, see where it all began for the world’s most famous coffee shop, with a visit to the original Starbucks.


19:00 – Take a troll

A 15-minute cab ride north takes you to the arty, free-spirited neighbourhood of Fremont, nicknamed the ‘centre of the universe’ by locals. Take selfies with the enormous Fremont Troll that lurks under the Aurora Bridge, and check out Waiting for the Interurban – a sculpture of six people and a dog waiting for a train. 

Choose from a host of culinary delights for dinner: go French at Pomerol, Korean at Revel or Japanese at Chiso.


22:00 – Gig economy

Seattle is known as the birthplace of grunge music thanks to bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam and the city still boasts an exciting music scene. Round off the evening by catching a live performance at the Nectar Lounge where there are shows to satisfy every taste. 


Day three

10:00 – On the waterfront

Start your final day with a look at the fun and funky installations in the nine-acre Olympic Sculpture Park at the north end of the two-kilometre waterfront. 

The Seattle Aquarium at Pier 59 is home to a variety of marine life, with the cute, cuddly sea otters being the main draw. For a different perspective on the city, ride the Seattle Great Wheel to see the orange cranes and shipping containers in the nearby port. 

Photo by Luke Pamer


Midday – Sail away

Set sail for spectacular views of the mountains, Puget Sound and the city skyline. Explore the shoreline of Elliot Bay in a one-hour narrated tour with Argosy Cruises, or board a Washington State Ferry for a 35-minute voyage to Bainbridge Island. 

Stop at the Hitchcock Deli, a few minutes’ walk from the terminal for a steelhead trout tartine or house-smoked pulled-pork sandwich. Top off your visit with a mojito or green tea ice cream from the Mora Iced Creamery before boarding the ferry back.

Plan your holiday to Seattle now


Words by Lucy Rock, Seattle-based British writer and journalist 

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ACOWAR alternative ending HC

So I have this headcanon for an alternative ending to ACOWAR. Proceed with caution due to high levels of angst. might make into a fic idk

Just imagine:

  • Mor on the battlefield and suddenly feeling something shift with her magic. Her hearing Feyre’s screams and putting the two together
  • Mor winnowing straight to Feyre’s side and dropping to her knees at the sight of Rhys, looking so small without his otherworldliness lying collapsed on the ground
  • Mor looking to Az for strength while he holds a bleeding Cassian
  • The High Lords dropping their life essence into Rhys and Mor holding her breath her nails digging into her hands, drawing blood without noticing
  • A thick heavy silence settling over the room, as Rhys doesn’t move.
  • Nothing happens
  • Rhys is dead
  • Feyre’s laughter breaking the silence and everyone looking to her with confusion. Feyre whipping her head to look at the cauldron whispering Amren and Mor running over, half diving in to the cauldron desperate to find her friend. 
  • But the Cauldron is empty
  • Mor looking to Az for an explanation to what is going on. Az’s shadows poking and prodding around them trying to feel what is wrong with Feyre
  • Az hurling himself at Helion, spell cleaver, his sword held to Helllion’s throat demanding he break whatever spell that is causing Feyre to laugh and act insane
  • Helion trying to calmly explain that Feyre has experienced so much pain and loss, her mind is protecting her, letting her believe that Rhys is still alive, the snapped mating bond forming a weak glamour in her mind, creating a world where both Amren and her mate are still part of it
  • Mor screaming at the high lords “why didn’t it work”
  • Az falling to his knees, his sword dropping to the ground, tears silently falling
  • Cassian, a silent tear rolling down his face as he reaches a hand out to Az, who had forgotten about Cassian’s need for a healer, putting his harm over his shoulder and slowly walking him out
  • a weak Mor, leading Feyre back to their tent, every time Feyre laughs or says his name it feels like knives stabbing Mor in the chest
  • Going back to Valaris. Az, Mor and Cassian burying Rhys next to his family while Feyre remains in the city
  • Nesta shouts and yells at Feyre trying to get her to see its not real
  • Seeing Feyre so lost in her own world is too much for Nesta, so Cassian agrees to move out with her, but secretly its also because everytime Feyre says Rhys’ name like her mate is in the room Cass has to suddenly leave the house and breaks down crying
  • Az and Mor visit Cassian as much as possible
  • Elain tries to care for Feyre like Feyre did for her when they were younger.
  • Feyre keeps going flying, Az always keeps watch when she does to ensure she doesn’t fall and hurt herself, lost in her glamour world, and sometimes joins her for the distraction
  • Mor has taken up a lot of Rhys’ duties and is essentially the acting-High-Lady whilst Feyre is lost to them
  • Mor is the only one that never loses patience with Feyre, and is always there for her with a sad smile
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