Updated August 2011
Not So RaggedyAcresTM
by Gayle Garbarino
Quality Collectible Treasures ~
~ Letter from Johnny's Mom ~
Designed and Created by Doll Artist -Gayle Garbarino ~
This is followed by a second
letter addressed to Johnny, from his mother dated January
Your letter brings many pleasant memories to my mind
takes me back to my
Living next door to us, when I was about four
years old, was a little girl named Bessie;
I cannot recall her last name.
When my mother made
Raggedy Ann for me,
Bessie's mother made a rag doll for
her,for we two
always played together; as I recall,
there was no fence
between our two houses.
Bessie's doll was made a day or so after
I am not quite certain which
of the two dolls was made
, Bessie's doll was given the name of
one of the two dolls
was named after the other,
so that their names would
played with the two rag dolls most of the time
Bessie's family moved
away__when I was
eight or nine years old.
They had faces
the mother who made the first doll
probably painted both
I do not
remember just how Raggedy Andy was dressed,
but I know he
often wore dresses
over his boy clothes
when Bessie and I decided that he
and Raggedy Ann
should be sisters for the day.
You will remember I told
you about Raggedy Andy
Isn't it strange that the two old rag dolls
together after all these years?
I wish Raggedy Andy's
"Mama" had signed her name, for
I should like to write to her.
Perhaps there may be some
way of finding
Anyway, it seems to me you have the subject
for Raggedy Andy must have had some
adventures in his long life.
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!
~ Back to Raggedy Ann & Andy ~
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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