Thursday, May 5, 2011

paper dolls & cut outs

when i was a little girl
around 10 or so
my next door neighbor, denise ( also known as uncie) & i
would play cut outs
cut outs were our version of paper dolls
we would beg the neighborhood ladies
for their sears & roebucks or montgomery ward catalogs
we would cut out our families and then shop for
& children
we would use bobby pins to hold on their clothes
my mom was the local beautician
so we had acess to bobby pins & scissors
we had the best of everything
wedding dresses
above ground pools
split ranch houses
all the latest appliances
all our children were cute, clean & well behaved
and our husbands all looked like models
after all, we were a model family
and all of our shopping trips were free
so we could afford the best
we kept our families & their homes in shoe boxes
along with our bobby pins, scissors & some little rocks
the rocks held our homes & families in place on windy days
as we most often had our little worlds spread all over the front porch
uncie & i spent many days with our paper families & their belongings
those were the best of days

now i have this little grandgirlie
when i found these cute magnetic paper dolls
i couldn't resist
they even came in a cute little bag
how cute is that!

she's not quite sure what to do with them yet
but we'll keep playing
and she'll figure it out
she'll remember these days

as the best of days


1 comment:

Lola Nova said...

Aren't those magnetic dolls great? We even have a set of hula girls from Hawaii!
Thank you for sharing your precious childhood memories too!