1960s Lansing IL, Cuddly Dudley

1960s Lansing IL Cuddly Dudley from Barbara Pahlow on Vimeo.

This stuffed dog was a big deal. In Chicago, in the 1960s, there was a popular morning show for children called Ray Rayner and Friends, and the dog’s name was Cuddly Dudley. Cuddly Dudley was often featured on the Ray Rayner Show. One of my grownups bought this stuffed Cuddly Dudley for us.

The cardboard box behind it was the dog’s house. Our next door neighbor Maxine came over to visit Cuddly Dudley.She is the pretty girl in the dress on the left. My sister Kris is sitting in front of the dog. Her hair is messy, but at least she has her shoes on. I have my glasses on. This picture was taken in the mid 1960s, in my grandma Helen’s living room, in Lansing Illinois.