Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Moving On

Preparing for a move across country can be a daunting experience. For weeks now I have been cleaning out closets and files and files of papers. Thank goodness for the local Goodwill that shreds papers at $6.00 a box.

I have sorted through hundreds of photos that my mother left in envelopes. I still have another 2 large plastic crates of photos to organize and then send them to a company that will put them on a computer disk.

One of the most rewarding tasks was to say goodbye to two of my old plastic dolls from my early childhood. They were in an old suitcase for years and years. Their hair was coming unglued, but their sweet faces were without marks. Their eyelids still open and closed over clear blue eyes.

So I listed them on Ebay and they were sold to a lady named Maria in Brooklyn, New York. She wrote and told me how much she was looking forward to their arrival.

The dolls "before"

 When the "little ladies" as she called them finally reached her home, Maria sent me the following message:
 "Oh Nancy - Your dolls are coming to the best home. One of my most treasured hobbies is revamping old dolls and restoring them to their original beauty. Knowing they are your childhood dolls makes them even more special to me. Remember the story of the Velveteen Rabbit? When a doll is loved it becomes "real".

I was so pleased to get photos from Maria of my dolls that she is now restoring. I know that Nancy Lee and Nannette have found a good home. I will treasure these photos as I move on.


  1. What a terrific story, and so nice to see that your dolls found a good home, Nancy!

  2. Love it. So fun to hear of their continued lives as dolls.