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Monday, February 14, 2011

Memory Lane Monday: Toys
The doll above is similar to mine.

The toy I remember most from my childhood was the Patti Playpal doll I received one year on Christmas day.  The doll stood about 3 feet tall (almost child sized)  She had long blonde hair, a cute dress and black patent leather shoes.  I really appreciated my mom's desire to give me something she thought I would love more than the Barbie doll that I wanted, dreamed of, and desired with all my heart.  

I must say, I was sooooooooooooo disappointed to not get the Barbie (because my best friend and I had made plans to play with our dolls after Christmas, and Barbie was the new, "cool thing" to have.)  I did learn to be happy with Patti Playpal, and I played with her a lot.  

My best friend liked to play cowboys and Indians (even though she got a Barbie for Christmas), and I liked to play "house" and be "the Mom", so we had a nice blend of both in my life. I'm grateful for the memorable times we shared, and for parents who made holidays delightful. 
I haven’t seen a Patti Playpal in years.

By the way, I also remember a year I got a beautiful “Bride” doll.  It was a doll to look at, more than play with, but she was gorgeous!  And the year I got roller skates, was pretty cool, too.
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