Monday, August 20, 2007

FOND MEMORIES

My dad had to go to New York after a hurricane hit the East coast when I was young. He was there to assess damage and was gone for 3 long months. Each day in the mail he sent me a Hallmark Doll Card. I eventually had all three collections... Land of Make Believe... Dolls of Many Nations... Little Women (from the book).
I remember waiting for the mailman and savoring the experience of opening the envelope. Each doll, whether girl or boy, had a colored feather in their hat, and a colored sequin someplace on their clothing. Inside the card was the story of that character. I loved to stand them around my room on every open surface and then take them down and sort them according to gender or genre. When my dad finally came home he brought me the albums that held the dolls. I had them for a long, long, time... and like many things from the past they disappeared.
One day when I was browsing Ebay, I came across a few of the cards. I just bought one so I could hold it in my hands again. One of these days I'll do a scrapbook layout with it. Such fond memories!
~Joni




8 comments:

Helen Hancock said...

What a beautiful card and such a great story. I am sure it bought back many wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing Joni!

mellyandrosie said...

What an absolutely tear jerking, beautiful story and what a sweet daddy you must have had. Isn't it sad when these things grow legs over the years, the sweet memories that mean so much more when we get older ourselves. But how great to have found one on ebay!

Rhona said...

What a beautiful memory to have of your father. He must have been quite a man to send one each day, however busy he was while he was away. How precious to have got one on ebay to make it tangible again.

melanie said...

these are the coolest cards - thanks for sharing your memories. so lovely.

mel

Angie said...

Hey there. . . neat story. That will make a wonderful scrapbook page. Can't wait to see that one.

Sorry I've been missing in action. I'm getting ready to blog and publicly apologize to everyone! ; )

de vliegende koe said...

Wonderful your dad did this for you and what a shame you don’t have the cards anymore. I must have a similar card somewhere.... I hope, with a feather. I was very young when I got this card from my family who lived in Canada.

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Caity said...

My Mum has the whole set of these gorgeous cards - very treasured - her Mum's friend used to bring them from America to Australia for her! I've never seen anyone else having them - cool!!