Updated August 2011
Not So RaggedyAcresTM
by Gayle Garbarino
Quality Collectible Treasures ~
~ Letter from Andy's Mom ~
Designed and Created by Doll Artist -Gayle Garbarino ~
Raggedy Andy Stories.
starts out with this letter... Dated January 8,
1919 addressed to Johnny Gruelle:
When I saw your Raggedy Ann books and dolls
in a store
I went right in and bought one of each,
and when I had
introduction to Raggedy Ann
I went right up
to the old trunk
in my own attic
and brought down the doll I am sending
This doll belonged to my mother
and she played with it
when a little girl.
She treasured it highly, I know, for she kept it until I
and then she
gave it to me.
The fun that we two have had together
begin to tell you, but often, like the little boy
went out into the
garden to eat worms
when all the world seemed blue and
and I went out under the arbor and
had our little cry
I can still feel it's soft rag arms(as I used to imagine)
and hear the words of comfort
whispered in my ear.
As you say in your Raggedy Ann book,
must be filled with rag dolls, soft
loppy rag dolls
who go through all the beautiful
adventures found there,
in the crook of a dimpled arm.
"I truly believe
there is such a Fairyland
and that rag dolls were first made there,
or how else
could they bring so
into a child's life?
All the little girls
of my acquaintance have
Raggedy Ann book and doll,
and for the happiness you
let me give to you the doll of all my dolls,
loved most dearly.
May it prove to you a gift from
bringing with it all the
"wish come true"
that you may wish and, if
possible, add to the sunshine
in your life.
My mother called the doll Raggedy Andy
and it was by this
I have always known him.
Is it any wonder that I was
saw the title of your book?
Introduce Raggedy Andy to
Raggedy Ann, dear Johnny,
Let him share in the happiness of your household.
And so it was, that Raggedy Ann
and her long lost brother,
Raggedy Andy were reunited,
and we all came to know and love him too!
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So Raggedy AcresTM Collectible
Treasure is signed and dated on it's little
"tush", and comes with my handmade,dated and numbered body-label sewn into the side
seam..... and a hand-made heart-shaped
hang tag (Making them more desirable as collectible
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