Monday, December 3, 2012

the dolls----re-post from 2009

for as long as i can remember i have had a love hate relationship with dolls. my mother has a picture of me visiting the legendary santa at the miller & rhoads department store. i'm holding a baby doll that was bigger than me. it was under the Christmas tree where santa was, i had taken it and was toddling away with it as fast as my chubby little legs could travel! my mother said i threw the biggest fit when they had to take it away-- and so it began.

i'm pretty sure i know where my fear of dolls came from-- see if you don't think this would be kinda scary----my two sisters and i had met in the bathroom early one Christmas morning--probably about 3a.m. --we decided to see if santa had indeed been for a visit--we inched down our long dark hallway to our living-room- where santa always left our haul under our huge live tree---as i peeked around my two big sisters there was my doll- the one i had asked for--i had wanted a life size walking doll--but she wasn't walking-- how could she--
for there she was sitting on our fancy sofa still in her plastic bag -- i turned and ran back to my bed terrified out of my mind! how would i be able to look at that doll in the morning
but when i got up hours later, there she was out of her horrible bag ,pretty as can be-- i got to carry her to my grandmother's that day-- her name was joyce--she later would lose her leg and go to live in attic town

still today i can't go into a doll shop without someone to go before me--i'm telling ya though i think i'm normal--dolls can be very scary, i don't care what anybody says

fortunately none of this has stopped me from buying my daughters and grand-daughters lots of beautiful dolls -- and so today when i saw at wally world two big baby dolls on sale i didn't hesitate to get them for two of my grand-daughters birthdays--i have already got four dolls for four grand-daughters for Christmas--just don't ask me to buy them from an antique store --yikes!!

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  1. I think dolls can be very scary because they are
    kind of like people.. and kind of NOT like people.

    So why should THAT be scary? And yet, to me, it IS!!!! eek!

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  2. Hi Lynn,

    Interesting post and sad that you got off to a bad start with seeing the doll in a plastic bag.
    I have a collection of dolls, most of the Porcelain ones I have made.

    Enjoy the week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. how cool that you make them----you have a splendid week too carolyn :)

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  3. I always loved my baby dolls, but my favorites were my Barbies. My sister and I could play with them for hours!

    Have a great week!

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    1. me too and a the "tammy family"--i am sure you don't remember them---but they were sorta barbie size dolls---i gave a whole suitcase full of dolls to one of my nieces---sorry to say, i kinda wished i hadn't!! you have a good week too dana :)

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  4. I repost blogs from the past. Sometimes its due to time restraints. Other times I can;t think of anything to blog about.

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  5. Dolls can be so creepy! I did love me some Barbie dolls when I was younger, but the baby dolls always freaked me out a bit. I remember once my sister told me there was a huge news story about Cabbage Patch Kids coming to life at night and would cut off children's hair. My mom had just bought me a few Cabbage Patch Kids, so I did NOT sleep well for a long time after that. The joys of having a not so very nice sister, I guess lol.

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    1. omgosh---that would have scared the dickens out of me---i once dreamed my sister was a doll in a draw, and every time i found her, the Christmas hymn, "it came upon a midnight clear" was playing--very creepy stuff theresa ;)

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  6. Dolls can definitely be creepy! There's something about those dead staring eyes.

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  7. I didn't think dolls were scary until I watched Chuckie for the first time. Now I know.

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    1. haha yeah if i hadn't been scared before that--he would have done it susan ;)

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  8. And make sure they aren't in plastic bags, either.

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    1. i know---it was a horrible sight ms. a!

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    1. yeah, i would think of her way up there all the time and so wish i had taken her back home before the last move, the dump :(

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  10. It is neat Lynn that you were able to conquer your fear so to speak and pass on the enjoyment of playing with dolls to your daughters and grand daughters!!

    hope you are enjoying the Christmas season!

    betty

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    1. oh yeah--i still love most dolls or at least after i get used to them---i am enjoying the Christmas season so far--robyn did some wrapping today and i made out some cards---hope you are having a good start to your week betty :)

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  11. My grandma collected dolls. She had two of her guest rooms filled with them. Some of the dolls scared me terribly, because their eyes glowed in the dark. Or at least it seemed like it to me. *shivers*

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    1. haha i know---my "mil" had dolls everywhere too--but at least most of hers weren't old dolls, jackie :)

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  12. I think it's the eyes that are scary. I like stuffed animals better and now have a sweet leopard from IKEA curled around my desk, his name is Boris by the way. But I do have an American Girl doll that was given to me by my sister because it mimics my historic period--the 40's. She has braids and glasses like I did.

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    1. i love your leopard's name!! and how cool your american girl doll sounds :)

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  13. Nice posting. It's weird but the first childhood doll I remember was my Chatty Cathy doll now I also remember some of those with the weird kind of scary eyed dolls that seemed to look around, watching the room. :) Def enjoyed reading your posting!

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    1. haha thanks, i never had a chatty cathy--but i remember them well :)

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  14. That would be so freaky, Lynn! I can see why you still have the fear :)

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  15. I remember my sister getting a big doll when she was about 4 and I proceeded to dismantle it not long after Christmas. I loved seeing how things worked and how they were assembled. Problem is that I was never able to put them back together again. I wasn't really destructive, just curious.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote

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    1. oh wow!!! i don't quite remember how "joyce" lost her leg, but i know we couldn't fix her :(

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  16. I got a Betsey Wetsey for Christmas one year, wonder what happened to her????? My daughter was not into dolls but loved her stuffed animals. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

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    1. my sister had one of those i think or maybe it was a tiny tears haha thanks to you too laura :)

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  17. I think all those Chucky movies might've influenced the way we see dolls....That, and those urban legends about cabbage patch kids.

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    1. oh yeah, that chucky made the whole world scared of dolls!! and yeah those stories, unreal haha thanks cynthia :)

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  18. i dont have a prob with dolls, clowns i dont care for...
    but my mom has a scary doll story from her youth too, she swears she woke in the night and saw a doll push a baby carriage across the room & in the morning it was moved!

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    1. that is very terrifying! sounds like a great story though tara ;)

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  19. I think dolls and especially clowns are creepy for the most part. :) I always like stuffed animals.:)
    Happy December to you! Are you all ready for Christmas? I'm so behind. :)

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    1. i know--i used to be scared of clowns too! happy december to you too marie---i was pretty far behind for me--but am making good progress the last week or so :)

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