What was your favorite childhood toy?

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My favorite toy as a child was my Rita Doll.  She was a 28 inch hard plastic walking doll.  She had long blond braids.  I remember asking Santa for it when I was about 4 years old.  Years later my mother told me that my dad went without lunch for weeks and saved his lunch money to buy me that doll.  I think it ran about $28.00 which was a lot of money back then.  One time her arm came out of the socket and we had to take her to a doll hospital.  I have no idea what ever happen to her.  Here is an ad for the doll I found on Internet.

 

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About Gail Grunst Genealogy

Gail has been researching her own family since 1979. Her research has taken her back to 1800 Belgium and 1800 England. Gail has worked in a library for the last 20 years and has answered genealogy questions for patrons and helped patrons with their research. In addition to her degree in Library Media Technology, Gail has a two degree in Basic American Genealogy Research from the National Genealogy Society. She has done volunteer work for various Genealogy Societies. Gail teaches several Classes in Genealogy for the Round Lake Area Library, and would be happy to conduct a class for your organization. If interested in a class or if you would like a one-on-one consultation, please contact Gail. Please enjoy Gail's family History Blog

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