My mother was my security. I would hold on to her leg (even if she had to drag me) because she was safe.
My daughter (on the other hand is 10 now and still has a shred of a blanket and a doll named Julie...by the company, of course). Julie came from a goodwill store when my child was just toddling and was taller than she was. Jullie was made in 1987 by Worlds of Wonder, so she's only about
23 now. After I had to do surgery on Julie several times to re-attach her head and all legs/arms, we ordered another off of ebay and then I did surgery on the two of them to replace the motherboard. Now one Julie still works and the other is just for love. She still sleeps with those hard as a rock babies and that scrap of a blanket.
The comment we get most about
Julie (because Julie A or Julie B) go many places is "good Lord!!!" Then the onlooker will turn to someone next to them and say "that is the ugliest baby doll I have ever seen....I thought she was a real child....thand God it's only a doll". We get a good laugh out of that.
Since I'm rambling here, I have to tell a quick Julie story. She was going with us to my mother's wedding (after my father died and my mother decided to remary--very nice man). My daughter was the flower girl, but Julie's head (scalp) came off on the way to the wedding and she FREAKED OUT!! We had to start the ceremony late and then she stopped to tell everybody that Dr. Mama was gonna do surgery on Julie when we got home. This is how we started the surgeries. It's actually helped when I have my surgeries now. I guess if I can do a successful surgery on Julie then a real doctor can do a better job on her mama.
Nice memory today Chutz!
Oh...I forgot to add that we have Pamela now too. She is Julie's older sister and was made in 1986). They all three sleep in a cradle if they aren't in the bed......man are they HARD!
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