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Favourite childhood toys and memories
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Not my creativity; but I hope the attached photo of favourite toys makes you smile. The racoon and fox were made by my sister and given to me a couple of years ago. The koala and kangaroo were given to me by my parents in the 1950's. All the other lovely toys have a story, but too long to tell here. I'd love to see some other favourite toy photos.
Well that takes me back! I used to have the same koala and kangaroo in the back left corner. Mum told me that I had a huge mound of stuffed toys next to me when I went to bed. Apparently I would rotate them so they all got a chance at being close to me. dad would move them all once I dropped off. Memories 🌸
I love tbe idea of posting our toys from our earlier years. The photo is of a childhood doll.
She is an English Pedigree "Walkie Talkie" doll, a Christmas present when I was 5 years old, now makes her 63 years.
She is mostly in good order. Her hair is original, the elastic that holds her arms in place is a bit "stretchy" and she has lost her voicebox, so she can no longer say "mama" or "wee wee" as my dad used to tease me with!
Her dress is not original. I remade all her clothes for a craft show some years ago. Her knickers have lace on the leg edges which match the pink of the dress.
I confess that in a fit of temper (with my mother) when I was eight years old I ripped her eye lashes out.
I called her Susan. Out of all my childhood toys she is the one that has lasted and been kept. Sadly I have no one to pass her on to.
My Pedigree doll is about 63yrs old and sadly does not have original hair. Antiques seem to be out of favor given minimalist' trends, currently about $120, quite a bit more about 15 yrs ago. I love that my doll's current outfit was made by my Mum a year or two before dementia set in, she was very creative and very skilled. Thanks for prompting pleasant memories and reminding me that drawing on life before the internet etc. demanded that we knew how to entertain ourselves, ie, we knew how to be isolated and not feel alone. Interesting how a photo of a doll evokes memories which inform me about how to manage our current situation. Thanks!
My sister sent me a Lucky Troll Doll recently. He soon made himself at home!
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