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Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Things I Love: Beatrice

I had this idea of sharing some of the things that I love. Now, I'm not the most nostalgic person in the world. I cherish my memories and the friends who have touched my life but generally I'm not that attached to 'objects'. There are a few things though that I lug around with me from house to house and places I visit over and over just so I can see my old 'friend'. I hope to post something I love on a regular basis, it may not be weekly as I hope but hopefully no less than monthly. So without further ado, meet Beatrice.

Beatrice is my mom's German doll. She was made in the 1800's and is porcelain with a composite body. She has her original hair and clothes (although they are not in the best shape) My mom was given Beatrice by a dear friend she worked with at Manner's Restaurant (although the whole story I do not remember.) I do remember her presence in our house. She sat on my mom's dresser and I would visit her on a regular basis as a child. Obviously, I wasn't allowed to play with her but with the vivid imagination that I had, that didn't stop me from creating all sorts of scenarios in my mind's eye. For a while, my mom collected my hair so that she could have another wig made for Beatrice but that never came to fruition. It in no way lessens my appreciation for B. I love her and the connection that I have to my childhood through her.

2 comments:

PJ said...

that is so cool that you have that awesome piece of art from another century. something that can be passed down through the generations.

have a great day...hugz!

Athena said...

Wow, she's in terrific shape for such an old doll!