Comic Louie Anderson did a bit about Thanksgiving years ago. The family is eating their pumpkin pie when his mother suddenly shouts: "I forgot the cranberries!" So she runs around the table putting cranberry sauce on everyone's dessert plate. Of course, it's funnier coming from Louie. Anyway, every time I suddenly remember something, I think of that line. Like two days ago when I realized I forgot about a few Christmas decorations stored in my blanket chest. How I forgot about this doll, I'll never know; I've had her since I was eight or so (insert joke about owning it for twenty years which makes me 28, ha, ha...). My folks gave her to me, although I don't remember receiving her so maybe I was younger. Six or seven? Good, that makes me 26 or 27!
She's in pretty good shape for her age (she won't tell either). I have replaced one of the pompoms on her frock, but that's it. She even has (droopy) hose and a stiff petticoat (and lace trimmed panties).
My mom made the doll a summer dress that I unfortunately no longer have. Drat. And I never gave her a name. Maybe after this year, I should call her Mrs. Anderson.
I'm linking to Mockingbird Hill Cottage and "A Favorite Thing" today. Anything I've hung on to for "28" years deserves to be a favorite thing!