Today, a far less creepy event took place. My friend and fellow book group member (AAUW), Marie T., gifted me a fine collection of dolls and toys that were hers, her others, and her family's. Our museum is extremely grateful for these edition, especially since they came from a good friend. Included were many G.I.Joe dolls, accessories, foot locker, Abominable Snowman and his box, Jeep, Mego Star Trek Enterprise with Spock, McCoy and Kirk., Tonka Trucks, Lincoln Logs, Marx Best of the West figures and horse, green army men with their original box, Original Finance game [precedes monopoly] and other vintage board games, a box of vintage paper dolls including Katy Keene, a wax over doll with glass eyes, original dress and wig, and extra clothes, several wonderful antique baby garments with scalloped edges and lacy detail, a leather doll body with compo baby head attached; very old and interesting albeit hybrid, cowboys and Indians plastic figures, marbles, a glass lamp filled with marbles, child's tables and chairs, doll crib with bedding, little wooden ironing board, mini sad irons, and much more.
It has been a hard few days with the anniversary of my Dad's death, and my beloved Uncle Jim hospitalized out of state, but he is getting better and we are surviving the week. Today, Marie's gift was a blessing, all the more important because it was given in kindness and friendship.
|Wax Over Doll in her Black Wool Dres|
|Compo Head on Leather Body seating in her Crib with Elaborate Dress|
|Vintage Lincoln Logs|
|Some of the Green Army Men|