i keep these dolls in a special box within my cedar chest. they were either my favorite to play with or ones that were given to me from special places.
i remember playing with these three dolls the most (except for barbies). i don't remember where i got the one on the left. it may have been someone else's before it was mine because it's older than the other doll. she is proclein. i'll have to ask my parents if they remember. i remember buying the one on the right at disneyland. she was my favorite. another cool thing i remember is that my paternal grandmother used to make clothes for these two dolls. some of the dresses she made were in the box with the dolls. the third doll, the one in the plastic bottle, is what was called a "kologne kiddle." i loved this doll, too, but mainly because she was small and she smelled good. in fact, when i opened the bottle today, there was still a faint scent of what was once much stronger.
these three dolls are "special," but to be honest, i don't remember much about them. again, maybe my parents can shed some light on what i can't remember. i didn't really play with these. instead, they were either left on the shelf or fringe members of my doll play time. i do know that the doll on the right was sent to me by my father when he was serving in the viet nam war. but i think it's originally from thailand. i was in the 3rd grade and i remember studying this doll and trying to figure out how people, living a half a world away, could look like this doll.
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