When your child thinks of his favorite childhood friend, don’t be surprised if he mentions a particular red furry friend. I know my toddler would count him among one of her best stuffed buddies. Not sure who I’m referring to? Why, it’s none other than Elmo who celebrates his birthday today. In honor of this guy’s special day, Sesame Workshop is culling favorite memories of Elmo fans big and small to post on Elmo’s Facebook page. Did your first-born carry his Elmo doll around with him, wherever he went? Did your little one reserve a spot for Elmo at the dinner table? Maybe singing “Elmo’s World” was the only way to coax your daughter into the tub. No matter the memory, we invite you to share your comments either on Elmo’s page or right here at The Talking Walnut.