Tuesday, March 18, 2014

My favorite childhood dolls

Perhaps not my favorites, but some of my favorites.  I had a homemade Raggedy Anne and Andy and a fabulously dressed black rag doll that was an inch larger.  He was Anne and Andy's rich Uncle Anthony.  I later found that he was a "Gollywog" doll from an English book series.  He was from England.
I have a suitcase full of outfits for them, mostly Victorian type clothes.  One day after I had the dolls, the Exorcist was on TV, and I started reading Gothic horror (I was 9 yrs old).  Anne became the go-to doll for devil worshippers to "sacrifice".  Andy and Uncle Anthony would go to her rescue and they would have all kinds of adventures.