Sunday, April 5, 2015

Dolls I Have Loved

It is Easter Sunday evening and I am searching for old Easter pictures. I couldn't find any Easter Pictures but found a few of me and my dolls.  The pictures brought back such sweet, sweet memories, I had to blog about my dolls. As a little girl, I loved my dolls. I spent hours, dressing, feeding, tending to their make believe needs.

The first doll I fell in love with was Tiny Tears. You would feed her water and she cried. She had a really hard head and was quite heavy, but I would spend hours nursing her. Tiny Tears was never short of childish attention.

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After nursing, if you squeezed her stomach she would cry.  Manufactured by American Character Doll Company, she was offered in a variety of sizes and became one of the most popular dolls in the 1950 and early 60's.

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Here is a picture of me with Tiny Tears.

Dec 1959


My second favorite doll was Chatty Cathy.

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Chatty Cathy was born in 1959 by Mattel. She was a huge hit. She looked like a little girl. She had slightly bucked teeth and freckles. And SHE TALKED. I would that string over and over listening to her talk. And I have to admit, I talked back.


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And here is my favorite picture of all time. Chatty Cathy and me. 

Dec 1960

One year Santa brought me Casper; also a pull doll that talked. I loved my Casper to death and he became as dirty as this one. 

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And of course, there is Barbie. Aunt Pauline gave me an original Barbie. She had a black & white bathing suit, tiny high healed shoes, and sun glasses. Over the years, mother made all sorts of Barbie clothes that I would get for birthday and Christmas Presents.

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I don't know what happened to all my dolls. Somehow they disappeared one by one. 
But long ago, in a sweet galaxy far away, a little girl cherishes the memories of her companions.


Pat


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