Mother made dolls later in life, however when I was five, she made her first Raggedy Ann. Daddy was coming home from the Navy. I don’t know who made the little red chair she was sitting in under the cedar Christmas Tree the next morning. I have loved this doll and have moved her from place to place as I moved. Mother is never far away because Raggedy Ann is always near representing the love of a mother for her youngest child. It was a hard winter; and we were poor however, I never knew we were poor. How many children turned grown up have a doll made by their mom 74 years ago?
Merry Christmas from my dolls, made through many years, to you….
Disco Susie with the golden hair
Samantha Jane, who looks after Raggedy Ann
all the others who round out the family….the clown who keeps everyone happy, all send their best to all of you.
They live in the cotton basket made by my father and grandfather!