Memories of Rebecca


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rebecca-doll.jpgRebecca was a Madame Alexander doll I recieved from my grandmother Mcgee as a birthday gift. Over the years I had a image in my head of this doll and I couldn’t find  photograph of her with me any where.  So I went to Ebay and put in Pink Doll 1970s.Well this one particular doll kept coming up in the searches She was called Rebecca.Because I was going by memory I wasn’t real sure that she was the one I was looking for .So I waited and waited and then one day I remembered her shoes. She has these cute little shoes that looked like saddle shoes. So back to ebay I went to check out Rebecca’s shoes  and low and behold her shoes matched the ones I kept seeing in the memory I was having. So I purchased her and when she arrived I knew she was the correct doll.  But I kept wondering  if I  could find a photo of her with me. This  past weekend while cleaning out a drawer in our bedroom I found a old polaroid my mother had taken of this birthday party.  Way in the back of the photo you can see Rebecca’s head peeking through the gifts on the table. She really is a beautiful doll and I am glad that I found her and brought her home.

My Cabbage Patch doll


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mewithtodd.jpgOne of my most memorable dolls was my cabbage patch kid doll my grand mother Lillian purchased for me the Christmas of 1984. He became a special doll to me because I received him the first Christmas with out my mother she had passed in November of that year. I remember sitting on the floor with my brother trying to think of a name  and we both chose Todd Theodore,  (Theodore is a family name.)Todd some how got lost in the hustle and bustle of my life but I never forgot him and how much he meant to me that Christmas morning.  In January of 2008 My grand mother Lillian passed away. While helping my family go through family photographs I came across a photo of me with Todd.

When I got home I decided to start looking for him I knew I could never find my original but I figured I could find one that would represent him. Ebay became the place where I would look for my long lost friend it took about a week to actually find one that had the original clothes and had brown eyes.He is home now with me and has place of honor on the shelf in my bedroom. Every time I look at him I think of my grandmother and how she tried so hard to make christmas special that year for my brother and I