Mary

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This is a precious childhood photo of my Mom, Mary. There were several poses of her taken at this time and this pose is the one her Mom kept, my Granny, Adeline.  Other poses were given to Mom’s aunts and uncles. One photo went into my great Uncle Fred’s wallet as he left to go overseas to fight in World War II. He was unmarried at the time and his niece, Mary, he loved liked a daughter. ❤

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From the black and white photo in his wallet, Uncle Fred commissioned this painting of Mom and we are blessed that it made it back to us in the USA. It has been cherished ever since that time. Mom’s hair color was a golden brown with some red highlights but that, of course, did not show up in the black and white photo used to paint her portrait.  She always wore her hair in plaits until she reached her high school years. She saved locks of her hair in her cedar lined keepsake box which is how I know of the color and it was very similar to my own hair color though mine was more reddish or ginger colored. 😉

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This photo and the next one were taken by Shelly. Some of you might have seen this dear Sasha course doll recently up for adoption on Shelly’s site.   I was the lucky Mom this time!

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Though described as a waif, her expression tugged at my heart and I asked Shelly to send me a close-up of her and….

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Shelly sent this photo which won my hear completely.  The small dent on the middle of her forehead and her quirky left brow really touched my heart. ❤

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This photo, and those that follow, were taken by Janet Myhill-Dabbs after she received the waif course doll that Shelly kindly shipped to her.  Janet agreed to remove any stray marks from her face and sort out her hair which was like a “bird’s nest” and pulling away from her head. Also, Janet kindly agreed to help this dear one to start a wardrobe. 🙂

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The bird’s nest up close! 😉

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Drum roll please…….I am happy for you to meet Mary after she has had her spa treatment and she is wearing her new cardigan and matching hat with very lush and lovely ribbons in her hair! 🙂

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A side view showing her sweet profile.

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The back view showing her much improved hair and lovely cardigan. 🙂

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Mary is sitting with Janet’s Nellie and some of you may have seen some of these photos on facebook this past week posted by Janet. We both agreed that these two will be on display at the Sasha Celebration Weekend in May.  So until then, I will blow kisses and send hugs to Mary across the Pond. 🙂

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Lastly, Mary’s expression with her special quirky brow does remind me of my dear Mom. Her hair color and plaits remind me of Mom’s war-time portrait.  Mom has been on my heart a lot lately and she is always on my mind. She passed away in April 2004 and I miss her now more than ever. The extreme pain has subsided though and now my memories bring warm, loving, and consoling thoughts to my mind.  As a doll collector and lover of dolls, I like to think that Mom would be very pleased to know that Mary was named after her. ❤

Mary and I both want to thank you for visiting with us today. We hope you enjoyed this post. We both are sending you hugs and happy wishes for the beautiful week to come! 🙂 xxx

Thankful for Life

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This lovely photo of a pair of course dolls taken by Shelly caught my eye and my love for cloth dolls rose up within me and I wrote to Shelly and asked to adopt the sweet, redheaded child. 🙂

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She arrived quickly and wonderfully wrapped. Her green checked dress was waiting for her here at Sasha Shangri-La. A soft bunny was waiting too. I love this beautiful girl. She whispered to me that her name is Erin.

If you look closely, you will see a dear little paint mark on Erin’s neck. This is her birthmark which is proof that she was born! 😉

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A waterlogue image of Erin. Welcome home pretty girl. 🙂

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HELP!!!!!

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HELP!!!! Mommy, please help me!!!! I am stuck and can’t get out!!!! Help!!!!  [more to come….]

 

Note: A quick post for today. My dear husband was hit in his truck on the interstate last Thursday. He is fine though suffered trauma to his neck. We are very blessed that his truck protected him from the vehicle that ran into the rear end at a high speed. This is the week of Thanksgiving here in the States and I am indeed giving thanks daily for life and for our many blessings. ❤

Thank you for visiting. Have a beautiful day! 🙂 xxx