SHE'S A DOLL!!

Happy Monday Dolls!! I have a sad and a happy story to tell. My grandmother is 92 and still beautiful. Several years ago I had found a doll that reminded me of granny and sent it to her for Christmas. When my mom made her weekly Sunday call to her, she asked her if she liked the doll and Grandma began crying. You see, what neither my mom nor I knew was that in 80 odd years, this was the FIRST doll my grandma had EVER received!! No dolls were ever bestowed upon her as a little girl, because not only was her family poor, but her mother died in childbirth when my grandma was only 9 years old. She was shuffled from foster home to foster home and it was not until they were adults that she and her brothers and sisters were reunited and remained close through the years.

I love to scrap book. These pages are what I entered a few years ago in the Fair and won a Sweepstakes ribbon. There she is, holding that first granny doll aptly titled "Granny and Kitty." Crazy thing was , it looks like my grandma, as you can see from the scrap book page picture and she had a kitty cat at that time that she adored. This beautiful collectors doll even came with a love seat and little pillow for granny (the doll version, lol) to sit on!


How cute is this!!

 I would go on to give her more dolls in the years to come, including this one named 
 "Andrea." It became tradition.

 
Here she is on her 90th birthday and she's still going strong. My mother definitely inherited my grandmas compassion and they are literally, the two sweetest ladies I know. Although I have no girls, my plan is to save these precious dolls so that one day my grandchildren can adore them, learn the story behind them and come to know the loving spirit of their 
great-great grandma.


 
Love You Grandma
You're a Doll!!

XOXO

45 comments:

  1. How sweet are you for doing that for your grandma! She sounds like one tough and wonderful woman and it's so amazing that you still have your grandmother with you - what a treasure that is! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Oh thank you so much!! Definitely a treasure. Hope your week gets off to a wonderful start gorgeous!!

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  2. How great to still have such precious time with your grandmother! Thank you for sharing this sweet, sweet story!

    Happy Monday!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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    1. Thank you Kelly!! Hope your week is beginning super sweetly!!

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  3. What a beautiful post, Andrea! I love how you've found the dolls to resemble your grandmother and yourself! See!? You were stealing and recreating styles before it was even cool!! Enjoy your grandmother, my friend. I lost mine this time last year. She was 94 and passed away in her sleep. What an awesome life she had! Enjoy this fabulous Monday!

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    1. Oh Laura, I'm so sorry. What a blessing she must've been to this world for 94 yrs!! Too funny about the dolls and re-creating! Love it! I'm gonna try to have a great week but alas still in mourning over the sucky Irish loss!!! Hope your Monday is rocking right along and it's gonna be an awesome week ahead!!!

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  4. that is so sweet!! i love that. my great granny was like my grandmother to me, so this post rings home.

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    1. Oh sweetie, love!!! Hope you're week is off to a great start! Funny cause I was just scrolling through your post admiring the mascara display and your pretty face when this email came in. ;-)

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  5. Awww I love this!!! So so sweet:)

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  6. Aww so sweet Andrea! Your grandma is so cute and those dolls are pretty incredible!! You should totally save those for future grandchildren. :-)

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    1. Oh thank you sweet lady!! Hope your week is off to a great start!!! ;-)

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  7. What a beautiful post. I could barely finishing reading as the tears just took over. She sounds like a wonderful person just like her Granddaughter. My Grandmother is 91 and I take care of her so I know just how wonderful that Granddaughter/Grandmother bond is. It's not easy but wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. My Great-Grandfather lived til he is 102 so I'm praying that my Grandmother does as well. I can't imagine life without her.

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    1. Oh Marie, how precious are you to take care of her!! Such a selfless thing to do. You are blessed as well, I bet she is a gem!! I hope you have many more wonderful years together, I know you take the BEST care of her!!

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  8. LOVE this! Such a sweet thing to do, and I love how cute your grandma is and all those dolls <3

    Green Fashionista

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    1. Aww thank you! She's such a sweetie!! Have a great Monday!!

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  9. What a sweet gesture, Andrea! You are so lucky to have your grandmother with you, she sounds like a wonderful lady! My grandmother is 95 and is still going strong as well. They must both be tough ladies! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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    1. Yes they are!! So happy you still have your grandma around too! We are blessed! Have a marvelous Monday!!

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  10. Nice Inspirations

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  11. What a sweet story and I love that you continued to give her more dolls and will save them for your grand kids! Too precious!

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    1. Thank you so much! She is a gem! Hope you're having a great day!

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  12. This is such a sweet post! Your Grandmother sounds like an amazing woman! I love the story behind the dolls!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  13. What a beautiful story! You are so blessed to have your grandmother still with you. The cute doll really looks like her. Have a great week!

    Danielle
    www.spring2spring.com

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    1. Aww, thank you so much Danielle, I hope you're having a great day!!! ;-)

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  14. This is such a sweet post! Have a great Monday! :)

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Sarah!! You too!!

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  15. Such a sweet post about your grandmother! God bless her - she looks amazing! I wish my grandparents were still around. You are blessed to have such wonderful family around you! God bless you all always!!!!
    Much love,
    Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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    1. Aww Vanessa, God Bless you as well!! You are so beautiful inside and out!!!

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  16. What a sweet, touching post. Thank you for sharing.
    Morgan | theradwife.blogspot.com

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  17. What a beautiful story! Your grandma is a lovely lady. My grandma Nelda is 96 and still doing well. Luckily she lives down the street from me so I can visit her often. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  18. Your grandma is beautiful! You are such a sweet granddaughter, she's lucky to have you!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  19. lovely post, you and your grandmother are both beautiful

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  20. That is so sweet of you to do for her! Seems like she had a rough upbringing, but is surrounded by love now!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  21. What a sweet story! Your grandma sounds like a sweetheart, and I'm glad she got to have her own doll because of you! Thanks for sharing this story :) Have a great week!

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  22. Andrea, this is just another example of what a sweet, kind, genuine, warmhearted person you are. This was such a beautiful story, thank you for sharing such a great story with us! I really loved reading this! And your grandma is such a beauty and sounds like a real sweetheart and I already knew your mother was because of what a wonderful person you are! This was so amazing, absolutely made my week! XO -Kim

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  23. This is just so sweet! Your grandma does seem like a doll! Love your scrapbook pages, too!

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  24. What a wonderful touching story ! And that first doll does look just like your grandma. Grandmas have such a special place in our lives. My was a peach too. I remember when we would leave her house to travel the 1 1/2 hours it took to go home she would always pack us kids a brown bag full of treats - apples, raisins, and cookies. Thanks for sharing this heart touching story. Blessings.

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  25. what a beautiful post and so touching.This is a post that i will remember and thank you for sharing.You are a credit to your wonderful mother and grandmother,you are all just so amazing xx

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  26. Very sweet of you. Love the grandma doll. And how lucky you are to have such a wonderful grandmother and she, you.

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  27. Amazing post! Pinned and tweeted. You always bring the most amazing creations to our party. Thank you! I hope to see you again, this Monday at 7 pm. It wouldn't be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls

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  28. Cute post! Glad you still have your Grandma. They are so special. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

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  29. This is such a sweet post! Oh, I hope you do have some girl grandchildren someday to pass them down to!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  30. What a beautiful story and lady!! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up to Friday Favorites! We love having you!

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  31. Awe this is great! I was really close with my grandma, sadly she passed away this past March! This is such an adorable story! Thanks for sharing with us at #ThrowbackThursday and we hope to see you again this week!

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  32. I'm sorry about your Grandma and that she had a tough life growing up, it must have made her so resilient and strong. Those dolls are beautiful and I adore the one you matched up with in your clothes. Thank you for sharing x

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