Monday, June 7, 2010

ABC Wednesday - U is for Unicorn


This week at ABC Wednesday, U is our letter of focus - one of those unusual, unlikely letters, difficult to find a unique idea.
My first thought, though, was unicorn.





Growing up, my daughter collected unicorns. I would buy small statues, stuffed toys, pictures, etc. for her for birthdays and Christmas. I think I probably enjoyed the hunt more than she enjoyed the gift! One of her favourite movies for a long time was "The last Unicorn".


When she moved out, I found a box of many of her unicorns. I ended up keeping a few - a memento of her early years and what she means to me. (Just as I now have a few of my Mom's bunnies as a visual reminder of my Mom).




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16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Lovely post for the day, Bev! Love the unicorns! I always loved horses and unicorns were always the magical ones in my mind as a little girl! Hope you have a wonderful week! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Manang Kim said...

What a nice collection of unicorns and also the story behind. Happy Wednesday!


ABC Wednesday~U

Mara said...

They are nice unicorns. It's always good to keep something to remember people by when you don't see them everyday.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I like unicorns, think they are magical. Thought about using it myself too. Yours are lovely. A

photowannabe said...

Love the momentos and your photos of them. I'm glad you kept some of both the unicorns and the bunnies. They are precious memories.

Roger Owen Green said...

what IS it about unicorns that girls, including my 6-y.o., are captivated by?

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you! - ROG

word-painting said...

What a nice collection and wonderful memories.


Linda Frances

Melissa B. said...

A sweet post...and I love these unicorns!

Hildred and Charles said...

Magical creatures and I'm sure they bring you many happy memories.

Tumblewords: said...

Unicorns. I have a few, too. There's something so absolutely mesmerising about them - all it takes is one look to transport into fantasy and magic. Isn't is wonderful to have collections of loved ones? Makes them seem somewhat closer.

Gayle said...

What a nice unicorn story. And I love your header picture. The red is stunning!

ChrisJ said...

A nice collection of unicorns -- all different poses too!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I've always loved unicorns. In three, including my last urban fantasy, FRENCH QUARTER NOCTURNE, I included a unicorn.

Have you read THE LAST UNICORN by Peter Beagle. The beginning can be read aloud to a child each night before going asleep, and the child will never tire of it. Roland

Jay said...

Doesn't every young girl love unicorns at some stage? I know I did!

Your daughter's unicorns are lovely. I didn't see the movie, but I did read the book 'The Last Unicorn' by Peter Beagle. I loved it.

Jingle said...

lovely u post..
love unicorns..

peripheralperceptions said...

Unicorns SHOULD be real! I don't know anyone who doesn't like them. Real or not, they make your memories come back to life and that's the most important thing.