This is a bean-filled clown I found shoved to the rear of a linen closet in my parent's house when I was little. I'd never seen it before, and when I asked Mom about it, she said she made him, but now (45 years later) she says she doesn't know anything about him! (That's a picture of me on a collage my sister made for me in the background)
This is a really good friend of mine that has been through thick and thin with me, and has the tear stains to prove it! Her name is Betsy/Cathy. She is a "flip doll" that my Mom made for me when I was about three years old. Betsy has blond hair, a little pout and a raggedy ripped dress. When you flip her over (she hates that) Cathy, who has black hair, a full smile, bright eyes and an elegant satin dress with a flower at the waist, appears. (You can see Betsy's hair hanging out from under Cathy's dress). Betsy and I had more intimate conversations than did Cathy and I. Nothing personal, Cathy is perfectly nice. Betsy even meets in the middle with her sometimes. It's just that Betsy was always home, while Cathy was on her way out the door to a ball or some such. That and the fact that Betsy was always such a better listener.
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