A month or so ago I moved most of the stuff from our basement here to the house in town. In the process I came across a doll that I had bought at a garage sale. The doll is just like the one I had as a kid. She was my “Suzie” doll.
My hope was that once the kids moved out I would set up guest rooms and would have the doll as some sort of decoration there…but I forgot about her.
We don’t have a very good basement here so even though she was in a tote, she ended up looking like this. I felt sick.
I felt even worse when I saw how her eyes looked.
It was just plain creepy.
I was really nervous on how to try to clean her up. I was worried if I messed with her eyes that they wouldn’t open and close the way they were suppose to. I also worried that if I used the wrong cleaner it would damage the doll.
I started out with simple soap and water, a toothbrush and a scrub brush….and to my surprise, IT WORKED!!
She looks like my old “Suzie” and that makes me happy.
I think somewhere upstairs there is a container that has one of my “Suzie’s” doll clothes outfits. I know I have her old doll blanket. She just might make it into a spare bedroom and be part of the decor like I intended.
I do know one thing for sure, she isn’t going to the basement again. I am so happy she cleaned up. Anyone know what the name or brand of this doll was??
I got mine from my brother. When my older sister and him were kids they had gotten matching dolls for Christmas. I think that must have been in about ’55 or so. I wasn’t born until ’65. I’d just love to know what name she was sold under…maybe one of you know.