Beth received Linus on her second birthday. They have been unseparable ever since. She has taken him on road trips. He has been in more motels than I can count. He even came to the hospital when she had her tonsils out. Over the years he has acquired a little dirt. I gave up washing him a while ago. And somewhere along the line, he was given a pink dress. Or maybe he borrowed it from a cabbage patch doll. Anyway, last week when she moved downstairs (with a little help from her sister) Beth put Linus on the bookcase. When I asked her about him she told me, "He was for when I so little."