“Hi – my name is Scott.
The item I brought today is a stuffed Ernie doll from my childhood. It was one of the first items that I possessed, given to me by my parents of course, as an infant.
I have had it with me since I left home, through college and I still have it next to my bed today.
Have I ever washed Ernie? Oh Yeah! -He goes in a pillow case. He’s about to fall apart so he doesn’t get washed anymore.”
Ernie is getting on in life, he will be 32 years old this year. Scott would consider surgery on Ernie.