Yesterdays Miss Carroll's Doll Study Club meeting was about doll house dolls. I spent the evening learning about the history of doll house dolls and admiring the examples that were on display.
So, in honor of the meeting, I present my doll house dolls.
Once upon a time there was a girl doll, but I finally threw her away when her head refused to stay on. (I know, I know, a hasty and unwise decision.) They were made by the German company Caco
and I received them around 1978. Since they were a family of five, just like mine, I decided they were my family. It made naming the figures very easy.
On Christmas Eve, my younger brother, Billy
, and I, slept in our sleeping bags under the Christmas tree. Billy
was determined to see Santa
. I was hoping that we would fall asleep so that Santa
would actually come. At one point I heard noise and saw a shadow in the stairwell to the basement. I panicked, closed my eyes and pretended to be asleep. I guess I eventually fell asleep. In the morning, not only did I get to tell everyone that I saw Santa's
shadow, but I also got a doll house.
also received dolls that Christmas (O.K., let's call them Action Figures
Here he is in his Spider-Man sleeping bag, holding his new Automated Spider-Man and surrounded by Star Wars figure packets.