I was very frustrated at the pace of finding Black dolls. I could not afford many of the beautiful bisque dolls available at doll shows. This was before EBay and all of that. Or at least, Internet selling was considered very risky for big money sales. You had to wait for a Black doll to show up for sale in a magazine or a Doll show.
Anyway, I had turned 35 years old and had banned DH from celebrating or even talk about my Birthday. However on this day, I did accept DH offered to spend the day antiquing at one of our favorite spots, the Old Saybrook Antique Market in Connecticut and a seafood lunch instead of a party.
On this day, as we do on most adventures, we divide the aisle up. I did one aisle and DH the other. So I went one way and he the other.
Eventually, DH called me over to show me this dollology doll. It was way too much money for me. My heart sunk. Then it occurred to me that DH, HAD NOT DONE A DARN THING FOR MY BIRTHDAY! I just glared at him. He simple said “OK but you are paying for Lunch and... the tip.
I love this little doll and to this day, every birthday, holiday, sick day, new hair style or fill up on gas for the car is a reason to buy a doll. No kidding.
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Black Dolls from The Past
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