Friday, November 11, 2011

In my soul, I am still that small child who did not care about anything else but the beautiful colors of a rainbow. ~ Papiha Ghosh


My collection of paper dolls.
Barbie, Midge, Skipper.
Janet Lennon.
Connie Francis and Lucille Ball.
Haley Mills.
Patty Duke.
Kate, Bobbie Jo, and Billie Jo from "Petticoat Junction".
I do not know
where Betty Jo disappeared to.
Tammy, her Mom, brother Ted, and sister Pepper.
To name a few.
They moved with me from my hometown
in 1966
And they have come with me on every move since then,
to 12 different houses
in
45 years.
When I take the shoe box off the closet shelf...
any of the many closet shelves
they have lived on...
and I open it
and take them out
I am once again a little girl
who spent countless
hours
sharing my childhood
with them.

3 comments:

Judy said...

Ooo. I LOVED my paper dolls. Sadly, I think I loved mine to death!

"Abby" said...

Aw, sweet. I loved mine too, but they are long gone. I really do think that we don't change all that much as we get older. We're still very much who we were as kids.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Wow Kris! That is the most sweetest collection ever. You were definitely a little girl who kept things neat. I wish I still had my paper dolls. They were so much fun to play with.