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Dolls We Have Known and Loved- Photos

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Janet Ardley and her big doll- from the Aikenhead Photo Collection

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Unknown person- from the Aikenhead Photo Collection

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Me-Linda Knight Seccaspina at the home of her Grandmother Mary Deller Knight  Cowansville Quebec 1953

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Photo–Ottawa Journal– September 24, 1955– Carleton Place

In 1959 the Granby Leader Mail newspaper article stated that my childhood friends Judy Clough and Linda Lee Pratt won a doll contest out 30 local entries. My beautiful Miss Revlon doll did not even place. Seems the second judge, our neighbour, ratted to the others that my mother had sewn the doll dress, not me.

I never ever forgot that lesson. That’s where I learned not to lie about doing things you never did. In fact it was the exact second I figured out I should devote my life to rock’n’roll instead. Seemed like a better idea and a way to avoid a real personality crisis.

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Photo-The News and Eastern Townships Advocate – Jun 18, 1959

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“The Brownies closed their season of 1959 with a Doll Exhibition at the Anglican Church Hall.”

The Granby  Leader Mail said that Judy Clough and Linda Lee Pratt won out of the 30 entries. My beautiful Miss Revlon doll did not even place. Seems the second judge, who was my next door neighbour, ratted to the others that my mother had sewn the doll dress after I gave up.  To this day I never forgot that lesson. Don’t lie about doing things you never did.

 

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Darlene Dover-I still have my doll that I had when I was about 6 years old. Here she is. My sister Bonny made her a new outfit, as hers was gone a long long time ago.