Am I the only one who wonders about her lost toys?
The doll in the picture is Baby Sue. She was the first baby doll I remember.
I loved her so much I gave her baths, slept with her, took her on baby carriage rides, and washed and ironed, with my mom’s help, her clothes.
I still remember how flexible she was, with bendable rubber legs and arms; the intent expression in her eyes; and the the way her painted on brown hair never got mussed up.
So why did I abandon her?
I know I moved on to fancier dolls: Chatty Cathy, Tiny Tears, Kissy, Barbie, and a nutty doll named Shrinking Violette.
And my mom, like most moms, was anxious to clear out, to share our old toys with kids who needed them.
But in recent years, I’ve thought about Baby Sue more and more.
At best, she’s in someone’s collection somewhere. I don’t like to think of the worst.
At least I have this picture!
And when Easy Canvas Prints approached me about a free canvas for me and one as a giveaway, it was an easy choice whose picture was going on that canvas.
I miss you Baby Sue!
What about you?
What toys would you love to have back again?
Giveaway: The good folks at Easy Canvas Prints are offering a reader a free10 by 8 canvas print. To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment saying you’d like to win (by September 3 at noon E.S.T.) Due to shipping costs, the winner must live in the continental U.S.
Here’s the portrait that Easy Canvas made for me. I love it! Of course yours doesn’t need to go on a shelf. They’re great for walls, too. (It looks even better in real life. The photo I posted below doesn’t pick up the texture of the actual canvas.)