Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Keeper of the Doll

My mom's doll. The baby doll we always wanted to play with. It was kept in the closet on the top shelf. It was breakable so we couldn't play with it. Because of that, it was special. Not like any doll we had to play with. It is an Arranbee Dream Baby from the early 30's.

This is a picture of my mom's I found.
Not sure how old it is,
sometime when she was a child I guess.

And my sister before I was born. Practicing for my upcoming appearance.
I was given the honor of keeping the baby doll when my mom moved to assisted living. She is now up in my closet (the doll, not my Mom). Waiting for a grandchild to hold it.

When you were a child, did you ever think that dolls came alive after you went to sleep???

At least she's got good taste


Anonymous said...

I had a tall doll on one of those stands.... so she was always standing around staring at me with her BRIGHT red hair and green eyes with long lashes. If you moved her she blinked... very creepy, almost as bad as Chucky! Chatty Baby dolls were sorta creepy too. LOL

The Blue Ridge Gal

Rabbit Hill Farm said...

Oh I love that last bit. So funny! Nice post.

SkippyMom said...

I love the pic' of your sister. So precious.

I imagine that doll was quite a bit of money to your grandparents back in the 30s. She is quite a keepsake. [and I don't mean moneywise, I mean sentimental value]

Lisa said...

Your doll is a real cutie!I had a doll that belonged to my great grandmother.Our basement flooded and she is ruined. I dont know is she can be repaired or not, it just breaks my heart.

PatQ said...

We have my mom's doll here too. I also have my mom. But it kind of creeps me out.

UPON A HILL said...

She's a neat doll. I still have my Barbie's. They are precious, as I guess your mom's doll was to her.

Sue said...

When I was a small girl, my grandparents gave me a doll that, at the time, was as tall as I was. I screamed bloody murder, I was so scared of it. Guess I ruined their surprise for me.

Anonymous said...

My mother-in-law gave me 2 old babies that were her mom's. One is a Bi-Lo baby and I can't remember what the other one is...I have them put up. She told me that the doll collector told her that one should store babies with eyes that move, should be stored on their that is how I have her. Might take a picture and put it on my site and let you see her. She is really cute...debbie

Barb and Steve said...

Thanks Debbie for the tip on how to store the doll. I never knew that.