Tuesday, 22 July 2014

" the Hamburgler " a tiny tale for Kristine and my little friend Finn


  One sunny summer afternoon, the Bear paid an unexpected visit to Dolly's house, and walked straight into her garden.
 
Dolly was just getting ready to have her lunch when the Bear showed up unannounced.
"oh, .... hello",  said Dolly in dismay when she saw the Bear, "how nice to see you again ... and so soon".  But she wasn't really glad to see the Bear at all.  The last time the Bear had dropped in unannounced, he had eaten all of Dolly's lunch and then everything else in Dolly's house that he could find.  Dolly's mother had been quite upset; and now here he was once again, and looking just as hungry as before.
  
"Were you on your way somewhere," she said hopefully * hint hint*, to the Bear, because I see that you have on your best hat today?"  Dolly tried to be polite even though she was not feeling very hospitable.  
" Well, ... I always wear my best hat when I go out for lunch... and so... here I am!" the Bear said. "And I see that you have picnic basket with you today Dolly; I wonder what's inside?" *hint hint*
 "Nothing much" , said Dolly lamely,...  "Well, ... actually, I don't know Bear, because my mother made up this basket as a surprise for Me"  Dolly put great emphasis on the word 'me' so that the Bear would perhaps get the message and shove off.   But the Bear said  "How Wonderful!  I LUVVV Surprises, so maybe I will just wait and see what kind of surprise your mother has packed for US."  The Bear made certain to stress the word 'us' and then he climbed up onto the garden chair and waited quietly for Dolly to begin.


Dolly reluctantly lifted the lid of the picnic basket and peeked quickly inside.  Swiftly she closed it again and looked intently at  the Bear.
"Ummm.... there's not much.." Dolly said hesitantly, then paused.


She added quickly, "That is...  there is nothing here that I think you would like to eat, Bear"
"Oh, dear!" said the Bear looking crestfallen. Then he said,
"But Dolly,... what don't I like to eat?" 
 Desperately, Dolly tried to think up something that sounded awful; something icky like turnips and cabbage. Personally, Dolly did not like either turnips or cabbage, but she wasn't quite certain if the Bear disliked them.  In fact, she was convinced that the Bear would eat just about anything, whether he liked it or not. Still, she didn't want to tell a lie so she decided to say nothing at all.  She decided to try and stall, instead.  Hopefully, the Bear would get tired of waiting and simply go away.
But the Bear was quicker than Dolly and  knew just what to do next.
"LET ME SEE!"  he demanded and reluctantly Dolly opened the lid. She tried to put her head in the way so that the Bear couldn't see inside.  But the aroma of big, juicy hamburgers with all the fix-ins and golden, crispy chips with ketchup, wafted up out of the basket past her head and right into the nose of the Bear.


" IT'S HAMBURGERS!"
the Bear exclaimed joyfully.
"I LOVE HAMBURGERS, Dolly!!!!"
The Bear looked in and counted TWO plates!  "What luck!" he thought.  If he ate his hamburger quick enough, then perhaps Dolly would still have some left by the time he was finished, and then he could have her hamburger too!
The Bear sat back down and made room on his lap, then he said, "Okay Dolly,... I'm ready for mine now! The Bear's mouth was  already watering.
 Dolly slowly lifted the plates out of the basket and set them on the table.  She knew from experience the speed that the Bear could eat.  Hadn't her mother called him "Dyson the Hoover"right after his last disastrous visit?
She doubted that she would even get one bite of her meal before the Bear asked for hers as well.  She tried desperatley to think of a solution.
"Just a moment please Bear, while I say grace" 
The Bear reluctantly bowed his head as
Dolly said her prayer over the food as-- slowly-- as-- she-- could, but she could hear the Bear fidgeting in the background.  "Amen" said Dolly finally.
"Amen!" repeated the Bear very loudly
"Which plate would you like Bear?" asked Dolly politely
"Why the biggest one, if you please." replied the Bear impolitely.
By now The Bear was, very,very hungry!
 Reluctantly, Dolly handed over the biggest plate of hamburger and chips to the Bear, but just before he could take a bite, Dolly's best friend, Sweetie Pie showed up.
"Hi Dolly, Surprise!" Sweetie Pie said.  "Your mother just phoned my mother and your mother said that she had packed 2 plates of hamburgers and chips, in a picnic basket just for the two of us.  She said that we could have a lunch out here in the garden.  I came over just as soon as I could.  I am so excited,
I JUST LOVE HAMBURGERS!"
Then Sweetie Pie looked over at the Bear, just to say "hello" and that's when she saw the plate with the big juicy burger perched on Bear's lap.
"Hey!... Sweetie Pie exclaimed, "Is that BEAR Going to Eat MY HAMBURGER?!!!"
"uh oh", thought the Bear fearfully "I'm in for it now."  Just the week before, he had been invited to Sweetie Pie's birthday party and while everyone else was playing games outside and having fun, the Bear had gone inside to eat all of the candy in the goodie bags, drink all of the punch on the table,  and then he consumed all of the ice cream in the fridge. After that he ate all of the birthday cake including the wax birthday candles, just because they looked so pretty! Poor Sweetie Pie didn't even have the chance to blow them out!
"Welllll,".... Sweetie Pie tapped her foot impatiently on the ground. She looked first at Dolly and then glared angrily at the Bear.
"I think... maybe?" said Dolly in a small helpless voice 
 " I think, Maybe Not" said Sweetie Pie firmly, and she lifted the plate away from the Bear, before he could utter a single word of protest.
" I'm taking my hamburger inside the house!" announced Sweetie Pie. "Good-day, Bear!" and away she went in a great huff.
Then she called back over her shoulder
"You come too, Dolly!   And don't
forget your hamburger!" 


Dolly acted fast, and before The Bear knew what had happened, Dolly had snatched up her plate and was gone.

"Rats!", said the Bear once the shock had subsided. He was now all alone in the garden, friendless and exceedingly hungry. 



He looked at the now empty table and he felt very sad.
" Oh dear," he said to himself, "I behaved very badly at Sweetie Pie's birthday party. I know that I should have had better manners and not eaten all of the birthday cake or any of those pretty wax candles, especially since they did not taste very good. I should not have been so greedy and cleaned out Dolly's fridge either, then perhaps Dolly and Sweetie Pie would have invited me inside for a hamburger too. Oh dear, I have been such a naughty bear."
The Bear sighed deeply and was feeling so miserable, that he even shed a tear.
He sniffed loudly and wiped his eyes with the back of his paw,
and again looked wistfully towards the empty table ...
 That's when
a miracle happened!
There, on the table, was a huge dinner of all of the Bear's most favorite things to eat in the whole wide world!
There was a big serving of a thick grilled steak, succulent roasted potatoes and sweet green beans.
The Bear thought he must be dreaming, where did all of this food suddenly come from? Then he saw a tiny little ant sitting on one of green beans who said to him:
" Hello Bear, my name is Ant Kristine.   I was sent here from above hoping that you would soon see the error of your ways. Have you learned your lesson that Greedy Bears will always be unwelcome and  that when you are a guest, good manners are the best?"
The Bear bowed his head in shame. " Yes, Ant Kristine I have learned my lesson, and I shall never act that way again."
"Very well Bear, because you have decided to mend your ways,  you shall have this delicious meal of your favorite things to eat,... and it is all just for you!" 

" All for me?" said the Bear in wonder.
And in a flash he had the plate sitting on his lap.
The Bear looked down at the food for just a moment and then a smile lit up his furry face,
 and before you could say 'Bob's your uncle', the Bear had eaten up everything and licked the entire plate clean.  "Yum, yum, yum! that was sooo tasty! Thank you Ant Kristine," but Ant Kristine was nowhere in sight.  The Bear got down from the garden chair and placed his empty plate on the table, he paused for a moment and then quickly picked his plate back up again. He headed straight toward Dolly's house. 
 "I wonder, he thought greedily, as he left the garden, " if Dolly has finished all of her hamburger yet,.... it sure smelled good! And I wonder if perhaps she might have something more to eat in her fridge?....  And you know what else....? I still haven't had my dessert.  I do hope she still has some cookies...."

                                            ** *** *** **
 Oh dear,... (sigh)
 I guess some bears
 will just
  never
  learn.

                                                  The end



This story was my way of saying "THANK YOU"
to
Kristine of Paper Doll Miniatures. 
 I was the winner of her most recent Giveaway
Whooo hooo!
Here is everything that that I won with an extra plate of cookies as a bonus.
What a Treat!
but don't tell the Bear 
Again, Thank You very much 
Kristine 

this blog post was written....
 and for my little friend 
Finn
:D
elizabeth 

57 comments:

  1. Oh Elizabeth!
    That story made me laugh and it taught me a valuable lesson, if I win things I must make up a story for them to show my thanks..oh goodness I sound just like the Bear..I need some Ice Cream to calm down..maybe a few banana's with whipped cream, strawberries, chocolate , cherries ... maybe a few nuts on top...I'll come back later after I raid your Fridge *who knew you could do that and get away with it*

    Hungry Marisa :)

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  2. Hey Marisa! You will have to get in line behind me cause, I am a Big Seefood fan, what ever food I see, I eat it! haha
    I believe that the Bear could get away with it ONLY because the Bear is So DARN Cute, otherwise he would most certainly be run out of town!
    I am glad that you enjoyed this tiny tale Marisa and I Thank You for your comical comments! I always enjoy them :D

    elizabeth

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  3. Hahaha! I was enthralled right to the very end :)) what a cute tribute to your gorgeous gifts!

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    1. Hey there Susan! I was just thinking about you earlier to day! I am happy that you were able to pop by to say Hello! :)) Thank You! :D
      My little friend Finn is a great fan of Genevieve's Miniacollection and the children dolls that she peoples her blog with, so I hope that Kristine will not mind sharing this post with her. Finn likes to make miniatures too, and really enjoys making mini foods with her little brother Gus, so I hope that both she and Kristine will get a kick out of this little story.

      elizabeth

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  4. Hi Elizabeth! Good story filled with lessons to learn ;)! Congratulations on your win of Kristine's giveaway, what a very beautiful prize, enjoy it all! What a lovely idea to write a story about it :D!
    Now I am the next one who's off......I think eating a little bit of Italian ice cream, that's what I LOVE, when it is so hot like it is here!!
    I am glad to read that it is cooled down at your place, but I really hope we here don't have to wait so long for some coolness here......otherwise I won't survive this heat wave :D LOL!!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  5. Hi Ilona Thank You! :)) I love a story with a moral too, even if it is totally disregarded by a Bear. Kristine's Giveaway was such a great surprise to win and everything looked so yummy and real that I wanted to try and do it justice, I am glad that you enjoyed it!
    Yes, it is a whole lot cooler now, and I love it!!! I love the sunshine but like you, I am not any good in sustained heat. But I will eat ice cream anytime summer or winter, especially if it is Vanilla!
    Keep crocheting your little booties if it helps pass the time inside Ilona, and eat as much Italian ice cream as you need to help Keep Your Cool! hahahah
    Hugs Back!

    elizabeth

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  6. Soo cute! Poor Bear. I wonder if he has intestinal worms, because he eats so much! Get that bear to the doctor! LOL
    You really got a great loot of food. I am sure you will make great use of them. CONGRATS!

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    1. Heeheehee! I thought about that possibility myself Grandmommmy! Mind you if the doctor tried to get The Bear to say aahhhhh, he may just have his the tongue depressor swallowed up too! What a Bear!
      Thank you for your comment, it gave me a giggle! :)) Kristine has done an Outstanding job I must say, and her Incredible gift has been Most Welcomed! :))

      elizabeth

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  7. This surely is the cutest way of thanking somebody for a price won from them. I can't believe the time you took to take all the pictures, think up and write this wonderful story. I really enjoyed it and the items you won are just perfect. Lucky woman!! Hugs Elizabeth!

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    1. Hi Simona! Awwww shucks! I am so glad that you enjoyed this! It was new territory for me but it was quite a lot of fun! I will say, that it has given me a whole new appreciation for blogs that use dolls to tell their stories. Each doll often seems to have a mind of their own. I want them to stand "here" and they want to "fall" there! I tell you it ain't always easy when working with Actors! :D

      elizabeth

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  8. Enhorabuena por el regalo y por la bonita historia y fotografía que has montado. Buena imaginación.

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    1. Hello Isabel! I am so glad that you enjoyed this story because I had quite a good time, putting it all together. It was a lot more difficult than I would have imagined but still a fun way of expressing my Thanks to Kristine for her Marvelous Giveaway! :D

      elizabeth

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  9. Elizabeth!!!! I Adore your Story!!!! You did such a Fantastic job with the settings and the characters and the story line!!! And the Humor... Ant Kristine!!!! And this was all inspired by a gift???? Wow! I was enchanted and spellbound from the very opening words!!! Wonderful wonderful Wonderful story!!!
    I think you are going to have to bring this Bear back for an encore from time to time!!! :):)

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  10. Helllloooo Betsy! :D I am so glad that you think that I have succeeded Betsy because I think of you as the "Ultimate Storyteller!" I can now fully appreciate all of the work that you put into each and every blog story that you do, and you always juggle more than one!!! But you are not the only one who expends this kind of energy on a regular basis. Many of my favorite blogs include a cast of characters that continue to delight us all, so kudos to you Betsy and all of your kin who set the stage with your delightful "little people".
    I glad that you like Ant Kristine, she was never seen but there in 'spirit' you might say!
    And as far as bringing the Bear back for an encore, he has already found a perpetual birthday party, away from Dolly and Sweetie Pie, that suits them and him to a tea, er... I meant.. tee,
    heeheehee :D

    elizabeth

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  11. OH MY GOSH!! This is amazing Elizabeth :) I'm picking up my laptop and showing everyone your story, it is the cutest! I love the little hungry bear and the story had me laughing away, you're a very good story-teller. And in the end the Bear still got something haha! Very imaginative indeed. Thank you so much for showing me everything in a scene, I can't tell you how great it is to see something I made in somebody else's mini world, it's been a first for me. This really was the sweetest thank you, and I'm honoured. (And to have a little ant named after me? Soo cute!)
    I hope to see more of these Dolls and Bear again, (pretty pretty please?) xo

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  12. HI Kristine! Making up this story gave me great pleasure, almost as much as when I received and opened your package and found all of your Fabulous work inside. :)) You have been such a great inspiration to me, whenever I view your blog and see your doll's house and modern dioramas. :D
    I am glad that you liked being "Ant Kristine" in this story. As for the dolls and the Bear, they have a special little house of their own that has been half done for over 13 years. One day, I may just get back to it again. But until then....
    Meanwhile, Thank You again for your Giveaway it made me happy and so I am glad that I made you smile! :))

    elizabeth

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  13. Dear sweet lady, your story was a ode, a lesson, a satire and one unique use of fantastic gifts.

    I do believe we are all astounded and a tad jealous of the inventiveness of this post, you may have unintentional created a bit of a one uppence' here with your fantastic story in thanks for fine gifts.

    Kristine's creations were wonderful and you did such a lovely service to them in this witty and life lesson style story.

    I wonder if I still have some of my old movie contacts, I might have to produce a film with credits to attempt to top this one *cheeky Smirk*

    Well wishes and hugs to you!~J

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    1. Oh ! cet ours se comporte très mal ... comme certains humains !
      Espérons que la leçon trottinera dans sa tête est que le bon sens, il trouvera !
      Merci Elizabeth pour cette belle histoire, qui m'a beaucoup amusée et fait oublier la grisaille de ce matin !
      Félicitations pour votre très beau cadeau et votre adorable façon de remercier Kristine !
      Je vous embrasse. rosethé

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    2. Good morrow, Lady Jane! Your comment is too funny! I am pretty sure that I did not invent this way of saying "Thank You", but it WAS new to me using dolls with props in my blog. This story underwent many revisions after I decided on a theme, and I had to leave it, Many Times and later come back for a fresh "kick at the can" whenever I got writer's block! In the process, I can not begin to tell you, how much RESPECT I have for all of those who regularly use dolls in their blogs, ... it is not as easy as one would think.
      But I Do Thank You Missy, as does the Bear, Dolly and Sweetie Pie, for enjoying their International Debut! LOOK OUT CANNES...., Cause Here I Come!! :D

      elizabeth
      p.s. And Jane, you can always say, "you knew me when...." heeheehee

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    1. Hi Rosethe'!!! Yes that Bear was very naughty indeed and I still don't think that he fully learned his lesson. YET! I have a tendency to act quite greedy myself, at times so I do not want to be overly critical of the Bear by pointing one finger at him because there would be 3 fingers pointing back at ME! uh oh!
      I did try to bring some humor into the story and I am Delighted that you found it amusing Rosethe'. :)) Kristine's gifts deserved to be showcased as much as I was able and I it was my intent to make her feel as happy as I felt, by her enormous generosity!
      Hugs to you too!

      elizabeth

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  15. What a lovely way to say thank you E! I have enjoyed this story so much and it is deserving of a place in a children's library :).

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    1. Hello my Dear Sans! I am DELIGHTED to see you back in blogland again after your holidays! Welcome friend! :D
      What a delicious compliment that is, and I shall savor it for a very long time! :D

      elizabeth

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  16. a beautiful story for a bear and cute accessories

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    1. Thank You so much Claude! :D Composing this story gave me an excuse to showcase the wonderful gifts that Kristine made and that I was so pleased to have won! I am glad that this story made you happy too! :D

      elizabeth

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  17. Oh what a wonderful way to say thank you. Thanks for the adorable children's story.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thank You Very Much Drora! :D My friend Janine has a little granddaughter named Finn, who enjoys these kinds of stories and also enjoys making miniatures of all kinds, especially mini foods. I hope that she will get an opportunity to read it with her grandma and then be encouraged to continue making her foods. For a little girl, she is already Very Talented. Way to Go, Finn! :))
      Hugs back Drora!

      elizabeth

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  18. Хахаха! Какой ненасытный и опасный медведь!!!! Версия Grandmommmy очень рассмешила меня !! У медведя, по всей видимости, хорошее здоровье. Он малыш. Он быстро растет, и ему надо хорошо питаться. Еще пару сказок, и медведь станет очень воспитанным.
    Замечательная сказка. Улыбаюсь уже полчаса до ушей. Щеки уже заболели. Какие прекрасные сцены. Такие хорошие фотографии. Море удовольствия и позитива!!! Вы добрая волшебница!!!!
    Я поздравляю с таким замечательным призом и с такой великолепной презентацией!!!!

    Татьяна

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    1. My Dear Tatiana! :)) I love your comment and you are so right, this Insatiable Bear is a kid and he needs lots of food right now! hahahha This was a fun post to write and I am so glad that it made you smile until your cheeks hurt! It made me smile too and most importantly Kristine has really enjoyed it! I am enjoying all her lovely gifts very much! I am not a fairy godmother but there may be, another fairy tale somewhere in the future.
      You just never know :D

      elizabeth
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  19. Wonderful story, Elizabeth! What an entertaining way to show off your giveaway spoils! :-D Congratulations! xo Jennifer

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    1. Hi Jennifer! Thank you so much! I want to tell you that I have so much admiration for all of the work that you do on your blog when it comes to staging Flossy, Sophie and the rest of the your cast of characters. Such a lot of work posing and positioning etc. I have learned an awful lot from following your blog and I am so glad that you have enjoyed this one! :D

      elizabeth

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  20. what a great way of saying thank you and such a funny story, congrats on your win lovely prizes

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  21. Hi Debbie! Thank you! :D Yes, this was a fun one to do! I haven't attempted a blog of this type before so it was learning curve for me but one of the things that I really enjoyed was being able to use some of the dolls and The Bear! I have had the Bear for many years and the dolls for only a few months, but it seems they have Always been friends. Because of that, I am sure that both Dolly and Sweetie Pie will eventually forgive the Bear and his enormous appetite! :D

    elizabeth

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  22. Hello Elizabeth,
    That bear was lucky! If any bear would try to take my food, especially hamburgers, there would be a new bear skin rug in my house...you don't even want to know what I would do if he ate all my birthday cake! Talk about unleashing the Kraken!
    Congratulations on your lovely prize my friend, I loved the story!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  23. Hahahha!!! I too, am a BIG FAN of the "Clash of the Titans" both the 80's and the 2010 version. I will pass onto the Bear how fortunate he is that Dolly was such a push-over and not such a cake warrior/defender as yourself! My poor bear would have either been toast or turned to stone! Such an epic battle would be deserving of its own movie, wouldn't you agree Mr. Kraken? heeheehee
    Thanks for your heroic comment Giac
    and a Big Hug back, my friend! :D

    elizabeth

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  24. Haha! So cute! Thanks for the story. And I live your petite Blythe - I am a bit of a fan and have quite a Blythe collection myself. Have a great weekend.

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  25. Hi Shannon! Thank You for you nice compliment! :D I am quite a fan of Blythe dolls and just adore the one that Caroline re-made over at "Cinderella Moments". This little gal that I have here, I rescued from the Thrift store last year. I don't know if she is a "real Blythe" but she is close enough. At only 4 & 1/2 inches, she, fits quite well, into the grand plans of my tiny world!
    I hope that You enjoy your weekend too! :D

    elizabeth

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  26. Hi Elizabeth! I enjoyed reading your story very much! Such a creative way to say thank you and to show us your winnings! Everything looks delicious! You certainly are a talented story teller! As I read, I kept wondering what's going to happen next? It was so interesting!

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  27. Hi Lucille! A Big Thank You!! :)) It pleases me Very Much that you not only enjoyed reading this little story, but also that it had you in suspense as to what was going to happen next! :D Of course it Has to have a Happy Ending. How could it be otherwise? :D

    elizabeth
    Thank you for your

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  28. I must say that you are very talented at writing stories and you illustrate this one with lovely pictures. I enjoyed it very much.
    Geneviève

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  29. Good Morning Genevieve! Thank you for you Most Welcomed praise! How lovely to hear this from one of the very blogs that I Love to read such stories from. I know also, that your blog is much loved by the very Finn, that I have dedicated this story to. So from one story-teller to another,
    I Thank You Very Much! :D

    elizabeth

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  30. HiHiHi... this was fun! :-) I could smell the hamburger and fries too! Lovely giveaway you won and what a great way to showcase them!!

    Hugs,

    Veronique

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  31. Hi Veronique! Thank You and I am so glad that you enjoyed this story! :D Now I know just how hard YOU work to bring us your Wonderful Angelique stories on your blog! Kristine's Hamburger and the fries are truly mouthwatering and I am certain that you CAN smell them, since they really are THAT GOOD! :)) I am still hiding them away from the Bear for the time being, he is so Unbelievably Insatiable!!!?? I wondered who he got that from and then I found myself devouring an entire package of vanilla creme cookies......!!!
    I guess it runs in the family :((

    elizabeth :D

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  32. What a wonderful story! I was captivated. You should make this into a children's book! :) Love the scenes that you staged and how engaging your words were. Also, love the new floral arrangements in your shop!

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    1. Hi LIndsey! Thank you, Thank you, Thank You! :D This story was not only a lot of fun to compose, but also fun to hear from so many folks who have read and also enjoyed it!:D
      I am glad that you like the floral baskets, Lindsey. I made them months ago and then misplaced them * Arrrrgh!!!* and re-found them again just a couple of days ago *HOORAY! *. Then of course, I had to then up-grade them. So in the end, I am glad that I lost them for so long, because now I like them better than before. :D

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  33. Loved the story and photos Elizabeth and what a fun and special way to thank Kristine for those fabulous food goodies. How could any good bear not be tempted by them.

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  34. Good Day Sharee! I think that you bring up a good point! Kristine's Hamburger creations ARE IRRESISTIBLE. The Bear was only doing what hungry Bears do best....
    eat!
    Thank you for leaving a such a fun comment Sharee; it is very much appreciated. :))

    elizabeth

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  35. What a cute way to say thank you! The story was adorable. And the food looks beautiful.
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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    1. Hi Caroline! I am glad that you enjoyed this tiny tale and YES, the food is Scrumptious! It makes My mouth water every time I look at it! :D
      Hugs back to you too!

      elizabeth

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  36. What a great story! Congratulations on your win. That food is just irresistible. I can relate to the bear!

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    1. Hello Isabelle! Thank You! You are an expert at telling stories; you and all of your doll town neighbors and friends!
      I am glad that you and Kinsey were able to get some experienced volunteers for your new building project. Now THOSE GUYS look as though they would enjoy quite a few of Kristine's hamburgers themselves,..... or..... maybe just a protein shake for after the gym! :D

      elizabeth

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    2. Thanks Elizabeth, you are so sweet! Yes, I think those guys could easily enjoy the hamburgers PLUS some protein shakes!!!

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  37. Hmmm... sounds like they related to the Bear! :))

    e

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  38. That was brilliant!!!! A great debut! :D I always go for the underdog, so I was rooting for the bear, though I think maybe he should have shared his gift at the end, to make up for his past errors, thats what I would have done (I hope). If Dolly had been quicker she could have said it was empty, but I suppose the bear has a keen sense of smell, being a bear, and would have known she was fibbing. Sweetie Pie is a tough cookie, I can't make up my mind about her.....was a bit mean to Bear :( :D I was quite surprised to see hamburgers and chips in a picnic basket, thats a new one! :D Congrats on winning the giveaway too! x

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  39. Hi Again Sarah! I have a soft spot for the Bear in any case, but he needed to learn a lesson about being a greedy gut!
    Dolly, by nature and by choice, is very honest and feels that always being truthful is staying true to her character and to God, but it can often be quite challenging. She was in a tight spot and the Bear knew she was an easy mark.
    Pint-sized Sweetie Pie " the Avenger" is the most to be feared. This kid is going places, and plans to be a "Somebody" when she grows up. Probably the C.E.O of some Major Contender in the business world, I think. Everybody had better look out!
    She would not let the Bear get away with what she considered to be hers by right! And she was basically teaching the Bear a real life lesson about taking- freely without asking. "Doing unto him, as he had done unto others" Poor Bear, it is different when you are now the one now being "done unto." :(
    Oh... all of these little life lessons came as a bit of surprise to me during the process, but initially I was just trying to showcase Kristine's wonderful Hamburgers, and her dinner plates. The Bonus.... they fit perfectly into the picnic basket. :))
    So now, it is back to The Arthur and that Wall of Stones.... sigh
    When will I ever be finished with it?
    I need Isabelle's Macho man Dream Team.... ASAP! ( I wonder if they will work for food? )

    elizabeth

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  40. What a nice story! But, that bear, I wouldn't want him here for dinner... I'm glad Dolly and her friend got their hamburgers and that the bear got something to eat too. Hope he will learn some manners one day.. It may just take a little more time for him then for the rest of us ;)
    Hannah

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  41. Hi There Hannah! Thank you very much and I am so glad that you enjoyed this story.
    I don't think that I would want the Bear over to my house for dinner either, but you have to admit that he sure is cute, and YES, I do believe you are right.... he IS a Slow Learner!
    enjoy your weekend :D

    elizabeth

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