credit report how to do credit repair yourself employee customer credit check services credit scores long range uk forecast credit card for fair credit score cancel experian free credit report order all three credit reports free credit reporting agencies free top credit repair programs credit repair district attorney tulsa ok what do credit repair companies do your annual credit report free cbcinnovis login credit reports long does serious delinquency stay your credit report 3 in 1 credit reports with scores obtaining annual credit reports for free credit report services compare how to get a car repo off credit report medical bill credit report difference between fico score credit report how to repair see your credit score now experian tenant credit report how to dispute a negative items on a credit report download free credit repair forms downloads get your credit report freeware government which nationwide consumer credit reporting company is the best clark howard how to get free credit score fix my child tax credit for illegals federal tax lien credit report what is the credit crunch how to cancel free experian credit report online transunion annual usa credit report free online credit score usa tenant how much does a credit check cost irs free credit report site dispute corporate absolutely free credit reports online free credit report without using credit card information credit reporting act 2010 pictures of jamaica what is the official website for the free annual credit report allowed by law credit report history blade length uk reputable credit computer repair in md best bad credit auto loans get your credit report wiped clean check experian free credit report uk annual free annual free credit report for businesses how to improve your minimum credit score for mortgage loan faxless no credit check no contact payday loans how do i remove items from credit report how to fix your credit after which 1886 event became a major setback for organized labor credit alert verification reporting system online credit checks for landlords new credit reporting laws for 2013 free business free credit check uk only advance america first american cash advance store hours triple credit score report free no credit check payday loans lenders disputing a credit report form free credit score check can i rent a car without a credit card guaranteed payday student loans without credit check credit repair companies diet pills do they really work credit report repair nicholasville ky. topix how long does a chapter 7 bankruptcy stay on my credit report check check credit score free government find credit report canada how to request credit report with a security freeze get your credit report by mail all three what is the best best credit report repair company midland credit management no status credit report fitch credit ratings cash advance lenders no credit checks free credit report consumer free credit report uk free prepaid cell phones no credit card required is credit karma safe 2013 new credit scoring model are online credit reports safe rebuild your credit credit cards with no deposit my rights free credit report deluxe suze orman credit repair kit cost of running credit report fast mini credit repair los angeles s&p company credit ratings moody's how to request a order credit report by mail why do insurance companies use credit reports get your free annual credit reports free online banking no credit checks my fico score coupon codes free credit score and report no credit card needed experian free credit rating test tenant credit report service equifax buy credit report pay off school loans faster definition consumer reporting agency under fair credit reporting act federal free credit report without giving credit card information payday loans instant cash today credit auto repair service in milwaukee wi consumerinfo com inc credit report cash advance payday cash advance loans greensboro nc mycreditreport login 100 my free credit report uk free credit report website best credit bureau addresses names of list of free credit report companies how do i get my free credit report from all three bureaus lawyers credit card for credit repair canada credit fix complaints advantage credit union newton iowa routing number obtaining a free once a year credit report from equifax credit reports all three bureaus payday loans bad credit no bank verification loans universal credit one union bank get credit card bad credit no bank account reputable reputable credit repair counselors how to rebuild my credit after foreclosure 3 in one credit report free trial free credit report ads wiki what is the best site to get a free credit score how to check credit on vodafone contract department store credit cards for no credit history how to improve my credit rating australia credit report alerts for free credit repair free helen keller services for the blind cash converters payday advance elite prestige financial credit repair federal government credit help how to repair bad raise credit score quickly how long will it take to raise your credit score 100 points virgin unsecured bad credit credit cards free consumer reports appliances appliance reviews hsbc emergency cash advance loans fix my credit now for free no credit check same day payday loans online canada how do i repair my credit rating quick how to check credit vodafone malta buy 3 credit reports and scores getting your credit view credit score for free online fair credit rating mortgage totally free credit score check credit repair telephone service in philadelphia pa credit report challenge letter is getting a credit report online safe what does an australian credit report look like online advance loans no credit check 1500 cash cash advance no credit check no faxing top rated top credit repair programs report change address credit agencies personal cash loans charleston sc are free credit report and free credit score the same thing american express credit reporting date sample attorney credit repair letters annual credit report from experian the fair credit reporting the e-government act was created to equifax credit history report transunion credit report free wells fargo free credit monitoring where can i get all three credit reports and scores payday loans online bad credit no fax payday loans is credit report.com safe free credit report uk online check dispute removing credit report collections how to get your how to get your credit score up quickly how do i need to repair my credit fast what is the fastest way to raise credit scores canadian fair credit federal credit reporting act of 1970 us government annual free credit report free experian credit report no credit card required three major consumer credit reporting companies how to fix my credit fast and easy 3 credit bureaus experian equifax west legal credit repair companies happens if you dispute everything your credit report best exclusive credit repair leads fair credit reporting agency complaint 3 credit reports agencies how to get a late credit card payment removed from credit report credit free computer repair contract template what is the problem with the fair credit reporting act credit check passport renewal uk cost my credit keepers debt free yearly credit report without credit card american credit acceptance llc how to get your credit scores up payday advance payday direct lenders bad credit bad credit payday loans credit card payoff calculator equifax order credit report phone trucking companies credit report credit protection insurance premium payday loans cash america remove civil judgment my credit report experian credit report for landlord asking for credit report for job application global sovereign credit risk report q3 2010 the best way to raise credit scores free credit fix what does charge off mean what does a charge off mean on a credit report new guy free credit report commercials family cash advance dickson tn business check credit score uk how to fix a credit score of 429 get free copy credit report experian best small business credit cards for bad credit top 3 credit report sites scores best free credit report forum disability tax credit consultants canada capital one bad credit repair credit card cash loans no credit checks company credit score ratings loan no credit check companies columbia sc payday loan cash converters malaysia does a credit card credit cards that help repair bad credit chase credit card cash advance rate equifax free credit report usa government how to take advance loan in telenor contact number for experian credit reports the only official credit report get your free annual free credit reporting how can i check where can i get my credit score safely how to get your free credit report gov website no credit card need credit report best place to get guaranteed bad credit loans credit repair mercedes benz forum usa quick accurate fix credit repair my free credit report contact numbers instant online payday loans no faxing absolutely three free credit reports annually experian experian credit reports for businesses where can i check my credit rating for free uk fair credit reporting act requirements what is a fraud how to put a fraud alert on credit report how to get a loan with bad credit and no money credit references letter template how do i check my how to get credit report in canada low credit scores and mortgages american credit report best credit repair company australia average time to raise credit score 100 points australian personal credit rating check newest free credit report commercial youtube quickbooks customer credit report credit score names of companies in usa veracity dsi credit repair complaints credit agency synthetic oil used by toyota credit check travel company ireland continental fast credit repair services credit report check online top 10 free credit report sites increase free credit score canada allied magnum cash advance payday loan govt uk free annual credit report my credit tracker number government credit report site free apply for best buy credit account how to raise your credit score 60 wow how to get justice points fast credit one bank reviews experian credit files atlanta credit repair online credit report law florida hard inquiry credit report removal sample letter to dispute a debt on credit report credit repair solutions mark guerrero judo houston credit repair agency reviews dun and bradstreet comprehensive credit check report how to find out history of credit rating in india free credit report denied credit payday loans bad credit paid to click instant payout credit card deals cashback obtain credit report landlord credit check real estate companies nz irs tax advance loans breach of credit reporting code of conduct best one time credit report how do i dispute my credit report myself sky blue credit repair forum what happens when you dispute a charge on your credit report credit repair product reviews australia what does a credit repair what does a corporate lawyer do itc credit checks free payday loans for bad credit no checks accepted sign how to credit check tenants help understanding your credit report online pay loans scams instant free online credit check canada free credit report soft check poor average credit score credit cards xds annual free credit report consumer reporting mental health services act pei annual free credit report 3 bureaus how to obtain all 3 credit reports for free how do you improve your credit score quickly online cash installment loans with monthly payments correcting a mistake on my credit report best credit air conditioning repair company in houston business free credit repair help free online credit scores all 3 bad federal credit reporting laws sue for false information on credit report what is good credit score scale fair credit reporting act what is investigative consumer can you get a loan need a loan with bad credit history free online credit check for landlords get your free credit report online now ordering fastest way to repair credit after short sale which of the following is a way for you to get a free copy of your credit report business 3 major credit report agencies how to repair my credit after a short sale alabama free annual credit report how to check my check credit report for errors how to cancel free credit report dot com membership what is the law information on free credit reports cash cash advance company policy government annual free credit report ftc help ez cash advance payday loans how to clear your get my credit history canada check completely free credit report uk does car lease show your credit report disputing how to dispute credit report letter template is credit score on credit report will my report lower my score checking your own credit rebuilding credit pictures of gulf shores after ivan free sample credit report dispute letter credit history college student organizer dave ramsey how to how do you check your credit report how do i repair how can i rebuild my credit after bankruptcy see my credit report free what is the new free credit report band all 3 national credit reports equifax free personal credit report canada free credit report scam website accurise sky blue credit repair reviews consumer reports best place get credit report australian credit reporting code of conduct violations credit paintless dent repair training in texas how do i contact the credit reporting agencies free online free credit score ontario canada how to get a credit obtaining credit report on another person best place to get how to get a loan with bad credit how to obtain a copy of my credit report free main credit reporting agencies us how much does credit brake repair service cost free yearly three credit reports and scores free government credit repair programs view 3 credit reports free online best credit repair software reviews is annual credit report safe 10 10 best cash advance companies how do i get my credit report free credit from ups for usps christmas delay why can i get my transunion credit report online credit score and printable book report worksheet free credit report canada no creditcard needed credit report free government website credit repair free templates letters of recommendation clark howard credit free credit reports and credit scores credit card cash advance loan definition identity theft report to credit bureaus my credit reports cibil score check old navy credit card payment login credit reporting agencies email addresses experian credit report form pdf 3 credit bureau fico scores best payday loans for bad credit forum get free credit report required law how do you get bad credit off your credit report can;t get credit report from equifax what is a public record on a credit report canada improve credit rating cayman after ivan personal credit yahoo weather report switzerland what is equifax credit report in usa personal how to obtain credit reports for landlords buy credit report transunion credit agencies credit reports used by lenders rental credit report application how to check credit score free yahoo answers unsecured merchant cash advances sams club credit cash advance clark howard credit score information lenders who can i talk to question about my credit report how can i improve my credit score by 100 points obligations consumer credit reporting agency texas small what are the three business credit reporting agencies best top rated credit repair agency easy money cash advance cullman free help with credit report credit report collection removal consumer fair credit reporting act definitions credit reference form for business valero gas credit cards for fair credit what is a good number for a credit score request free yearly credit reports how do i get a credit report on a prospective tenant credit checks for employment uk payday loan advance america how to get a state tax lien removed from my credit report how to get a home loan with bad credit which is the best credit report website credit reports and scores and heart monitoring options how to get a credit report for free with no credit card how to fix my credit in canada cash just just for you loans best rated top 10 credit cards to have 500 fast cash loan does chase pull a credit report for a checking account soft credit repair political campaign advertising materials metro 2 metro 2 credit reporting software download disputing credit report uk whats a good credit score minimum credit score for a va loan xds yearly free credit report gov payday loan cash instant chase business line of credit rates fix fix credit lexington law equifax credit report bad credit fix repair guide ppt free online credit free online credit scores without credit card experian free credit repair programs free 3 credit bureau reports credit scores experian mail credit report disputes credit fix university of glasgow reviews transunion free credit report dispute true credit reports free payday loans for bad credit loans on benefits remedies violations fair credit reporting act advance loan us post office newtown pa can i get a mortgage if my credit score is fair what credit reporting agency do mortgage companies use absolutely free credit reports no trial experian credit expert login loan ultimate free credit repair manual and kit credit volvo repair cost comparison non for not for profit credit repair organization canadian what is a average credit score small business credit report free free annual credit report all 3 agencies what site do i get my three free yearly credit reports summary of rights under the fair credit report act disclosure 1st advantage credit union jobs nuvell credit company phone number often credit report gets updated requesting free credit report affect score money instant payday loan online canada how long does negative information stay on credit reports unsecured personal line of credit rates best way to ways to repair credit after foreclosure tires plus credit card login credit manufacturing companies in kenya check my credit where can i get my credit score without signing up can get free credit report canada agencies itc south africa free credit checks without credit cards or banking check your own free credit score canada contract phones unsecured loans for bad credit rating starter credit cards to help rebuild credit legal employer ask credit report colorado denied credit free credit report experian best company best credit card for fixing credit credit report company canada what is a good credit score for mortgage uk free credit rating health check usa can;t access my free credit report annual free fico credit report best online credit report reviews experian credit freeze remove best way to rebuild credit score uk steps to improve your credit rating sample equifax free credit report experian reliable credit report check my credit score online free ukrainian to english translation how to repair your own credit report my free once a year credit report look up care credit account number no credit check private student loans borrowers get a personal loan online with bad credit credit score repair atlantic blvd jacksonville fl capital 3 in one credit report monitoring example letter requesting credit report is credit karma a reliable site view three credit reports free best rated credit low interest credit cards for balance transfers getting my credit report online free credit report actors in commercials what's my credit score number pay advance installment loans in mckinney tx company credit check agencies checking account report chase credit card score credit free where do i go to get my free annual credit report how to apply for a credit card with bad credit 3 score credit report only no monthly fees canadian bank credit ratings reviews on lexington lexington law firm credit repair reviews free credit reports and scores online what is my free credit score free gov what is run a credit bureau report chase credit cards for no credit history which credit report sites are actually free debt common auto repair scams personal credit criminal record check canada free canada what are credit scores ranges free credit report 1-800 number rebuild my credit after chapter 7 free copy of credit report once a year bankruptcy on credit report not mine unsecured credit orchard bank card to repair credit
Home Articles
Remembering 9/11: A decade after our world came tumbling down.
the-world-trade-center1One of my most favorite things about blogging rather than straight reporting is that I get to speak directly to you, the reader, about events that amuse me, or bemuse me, or have moved me. This week’s blog goes beyond just simply having touched me; it is a meditation on the events of 9/11/2001 and how I was never the same again. Our country—the whole world—was shaken awake on that clear Tuesday morning, and we have never really rolled over and gone back into our pre-9/11 slumber.

I was working in New York City as an editor at Random House, in Manhattan’s Theater District, and was freelancing as a senior contributor for DOLLS and Teddy Bear Review magazines. I was also dreaming of becoming a theater producer (well, an associate one at least) and had just graduated from a Commercial Theater Institute program. I had a lot of starry-eyed visions of what my future would hold.

As a matter of fact, on Monday afternoon, September 10, I had invited a producer, whom I admired from the institute, to have lunch at Joe Allen’s—that’s a very well-known hangout for the playwright crowd in NYC. The producer was a smart, attractive, very competent woman who was juggling her theatrical duties with raising a family of two young children: a boy and girl, both grammar-school age.

I didn’t have children 10 years ago—and I wasn’t married—when I sat and shared my midday meal with this very impressive literary lady. I loved hearing how she was able to mount a full-scale Broadway musical, and still find time to chair a PTA lemonade stand. I wished I could have both those outlets in my life.

At that time, I worked in children’s literature, and I made up my mind to put together a package of books for the producer’s children. I would give them a sampling of the titles I had worked on, and I was over-the-moon excited about sending them a parcel of “Magic Tree House” paperbacks, “Encyclopedia Brown” mysteries (he never goes out of style), and a bunch of Disney puzzle and coloring books.

However, as a doll collector and a doll writer, I felt that there needed to be something else tangible in that box heading down to Battery Park City—that’s where my lunch companion lived with her husband and kiddies. I wanted them to have something to play with, in case they weren’t bookworms in training.

So, after I got out of work, I immediately headed to Toys R Us, and strolled around the clearance aisle. I found a little set of brother-and-sister dolls (it could have been Kelly and one of her siblings—my memory fails), but the tiny dolls looked cute and would be a nice touch to my presentation. I planned on having it all messengered down on September 11 as a thank-you for this very busy woman who had found time to talk at great length with me and shared her knowledge and encouragement.

Needless to say, when I arrived at work on September 11, the delivery of my kids-and-caboodle became the last thing on my mind. Iworldtradecentersept2001_1 joined with my office mates as we heard the news reports of the attack on the World Trade Center, which first seemed to be just an errant plane that flew off course. By the time we found a working TV set, and saw the second plane hit, we knew this was no accident.

The office struggled with what to do: release its workers into a possibly war-torn street or keep us all “safe and sound” inside, but what if more planes were to come? Eventually the decision was made to shut down Random House for the day and we were dismissed a bit after noon.

wtconfire1I left the building after touching base with my then-boyfriend (now my husband) and started to walk toward a central meeting place so we could figure out how to head back to New Jersey, where we lived. (Normally, a one-hour or so commute, the railroads were closed down for fear of other terrorist activities, and we were stranded outside Penn Station terminal for nearly five hours with a throng of thousands. I shall never forget that feeling of trepidation and exhaustion, nervousness and fear.)

Before arriving at the train station, I stumbled along, sort of in a glazed-over daze. My mind was racing and my heart was pumping as I viewed all the other displaced people flocking to Times Square. Nearby offices and workplaces poured out and tourists rubbernecked to see the smoke and flames from downtown. We were all in states of shock and looked like a company of extras from “Afternoon of the Living Dead.” We were emotional and mental zombies.

Amid all of this turmoil, I spotted a rather unusual sight. It was a pair of little children—a boycrowdwatches1 and a girl—maybe three and five years old. They were with their mother, and she was kneeling down on the sidewalk and crying. The kids didn’t know what to do, and were standing there, helplessly watching their mom weep and shout. I walked past them—made a mental note that I would probably see a lot of public breakdowns on this day—and then stopped short. I remembered I had those boy-and-girl dolls in my pocketbook. I hadn’t had a chance to put the finishing touch on my thank-you gift, and I still had the little toys in my oversized bag. I doubled back to the children, who were now visibly shaken, too.

I asked the mother if everything was okay—did she feel all right? Was she upset because of the World Trade Center? Could I do something for her? She could not speak English, but her eyes told me that she definitely feared the worst might have happened to someone she knew and loved at the Twin Towers that day. She grabbed onto my hands and wept and spoke and pleaded; and though I didn’t know a word she said, I understood it all. Seeing how her children were now beginning to grow more and more anxious, I reached in and pulled out my little doll set. I handed it to the mother and pantomimed to give it to the children.

She shook her head no and said “No money,” but I shook my head even more vehemently. “It’s a gift,” I emphasized. “Gift. For. Them.”

The mother looked confused, but the kids were distracted now and were reaching for the boxed dolls. I said good-bye, and we hugged. Strangers no more. I headed to meet up with my boyfriend and the other evacuating New Yorkers.

wtccrumbles1The next few days at work were jittery ones—hard to believe, we were all back at Random House on Thursday, just two days after the attack. Bomb threats were phoned in; evacuations became a matter of course; and posters of the missing became plastered all over the City. Loved ones refused to believe that their wives, husbands, children, siblings could have perished so quickly and so needlessly. Instead, photo collages sprang up on every wall surface with descriptions and phone numbers. It was surreal times.

I sent my box of books down to the producer who lived in Battery Park, a neighborhood that abutted the onetime World Trade Center. My thank-you note forflagatgroundzero1 lunch was tossed out, and instead I penned an epistle asking if she was all right, were her children okay, was her husband fine, too? You see, he worked at the Twin Towers as an investment banker, and during lunch she told me about the importance of having friends in high places. She made a joke about just how high his place was—near the very top of the Manhattan skyline.

neverforget1She never wrote back, and I honestly don’t know what might have happened or not happened to her family on that fateful day. However, I have never forgotten the lessons that she taught me at the Commercial Theater Institute, and at lunch that day. She believed in doing her best, putting her best foot forward, and making time for the people and the projects she believed in.

Though I only dabbled in theater from that point on, I always applied the lessons of 9/10 and 9/11 to my life personally and professionally. There is no time like the present—and life can be eradicated in a moment. And when we walk through our days—sometimes shuffling and wrapped up in our own mini dramas—we should always be aware of the stories of need and grief and comfort that surround us. We are all part of a large community; and when a building falls, our resolve and our spirit can rise from the ashes.

I will never forget.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (11)

Subscribe to this comment's feed
...
THIS STORY IS WONDERFUL,I DON'T LIVE IN N.Y. BUT THAT MORNING MY YOUNGEST SON CALLED TO TELL ME ABOUT THE TRADE CENTER,I REMEMBER ASKING HIM IS THIS A MOVIE PLAYING ON TV,AND HE WAS SCREAMING,"NO MAMA IT'S REAL",THEN MY BROTHER IN VA. CALLED,WHO DIED TWO MONTHS AGO,TO SAY WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON,HIS WORDS WAS TO PRAY,WHICH WE ALL DID.
CATHERINE , September 20, 2011
...
Nice article Stephanie. I don't think anyone here in New York doesn't remember exactly where they were when the planes hit the towers. Those were life defining moments. As a native New Yorker and the mother of a first responder I can tell you, every year 9/11 brings a flood of emotions for me. First and foremost, relief - my son lost two co-workers, but by a stroke of luck and 15 minutes worth of good timing,he was safe that morning. Some are lingering feelings of anger for friends and relatives senselessly murdered that day; and some are fear (my first responder was there once again for the ten year anniversary doing a double shift that started at 2:00 AM.) But mostly, it is sadness for all of the things we lost that day, not the least of which was our sense of security. However, I have to say that one result that was gratifying to this Big Apple native was the unbelievable kindnesss shown to my son and his fellow officers in the aftermath. Precinct neighbors bought home cooked meals to the officers because they knew that no one was getting home for weeks after the attacks...they were sleeping on the floor of the precinct when they could catch a nap. Restaurants flung open their doors and fed the police, firemen and construction workers for free. People dropped off new, packaged changes of underclothes, bottled water, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. Yes, we lost a lot on 9/11, but we gained this incredible sense that in the end, hustle and bustle aside, New Yorkers are at heart kind, sharing, generous people...and when something terrible happens, they rise to the occasion. God Bless New York!
Jane Malin , September 15, 2011
...
I haven't spent a whole day reflecting on 9/11 since it happened a decade ago. I put those feelings on a backburner in my life.The ceremonies made it all real to me again today. It brought all those feelings back to my mind again. Thank for you for this story, and I hope your friend's family was okay on that day. I have to pray that the loved ones are looking down from up high and are protecting us now. God bless.
Joanne , September 12, 2011
...
what a beautiful article!
Billie , September 10, 2011
...
What a beautiful article!
Billie , September 10, 2011
...
RIP, all the heroes and the lost souls of 9/11. You will never be forgotten.
Bette , September 09, 2011
...
Thank you for so eloquently sharing your 9/11 experience, Stephanie.
Anne Marie (McElhinney) Brooks , September 09, 2011
...
I didn't know anyone who perished on that day, but I had friends who died during the Oklahoma City bombing. Terrorism is a cowardly misguided way to promote an agenda. It is a horrible way to kill and to spread fear. I hope evil does not come to our country again. Be safe this week.
Charlene , September 09, 2011
...
Thank you for so eloquently sharing your 9/11 experience, Stephanie.
Anne Marie (McElhinney) Brooks , September 09, 2011
...
Thank you for sharing, Stephanie. I was living in Delaware at the time, in one of the flight patterns of the Air Force C-5 cargo jets based at Dover AFB. The silence was deafening. DAFB, besides being the east coast base for those monster aircraft, is also home to the largest military mortuary in the US. The first air trafic noise we heard were the choppers coming from the Pentagon.

Like you, I will never forget.
Gabrielle , September 09, 2011
...
I traveled to NYC about a month after the attacks, and the people were all still shaken up. I was nervous when I arrived, and feared that another attack could come. I've felt my fears lessen over time, but now they are spiking with the 10th anniversary. God bless America and keep us all safe! I hope this weekend is not an opportunity for my hatred to occur.
Monica , September 09, 2011

Write comment

smaller | bigger

busy
 

Latest Articles from News & Notes

2015 DOLLS Awards Industry's Choice winners announced

The 2015 DOLLS Awards of Excellence Industry’s Choice winners (DAEs, also called the Diamond Awards) were announced at the International Doll & Teddy Bear Show in Asheville, N.C., June 6. The Industry's Choice winners will go on to become the nominee's in the Public's Choice voting, set to begin in late June.

Without further ado, here are the winners of this year's Industry's Choice Diamond Awards!

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...
Jones Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

The Jones Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon one recipient per year. This award was created in 2002 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the teddy bear, with the first recipient being Steiff, a German-based plush toy company known for its high quality and prices.

The Lifetime Achievement recipient must be or have been involved in some aspect of the doll and/or teddy bear field for a minimum of 25 years. The recipient may be an individual, partnership, corporation, company, author, artist, marketer, historian or any other industry professional. Lifetime Achievement Award nominations may be made by previous recipients or members of the LAA committee.

To qualify as a nominee, entrants must meet the following criteria:

  • Been active in the doll or bear field a minimum of 25 years.
  • Maintained or increased the quality of reputation and product or service provided since inception.
  • Served the industry with integrity, honesty, reliability
  • Received a majority of the votes from previous recipients.

The Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented to the following individuals and companies since its inception:

2002 Steiff
2003 Hildegard Gunzel
2004 Alexander Doll Company
2005 R. John Wright
2006 Wendy Lawton
2007 Virginia Turner
2008 Toy Shoppe
2010 Helen Kish
2012 Maggie Iacono
2013 Heidi Plusczok
2014 Jack Johnston
2015 Kaye Wiggs

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

BLACKALL ASSOCIATES INC. 
ANNOUNCING Winner of the Summer Heat Photo Contest

August 8, 2014 - Blackall Associates Inc. is proud to announce the winner of its Summer Heat Photo Contest. The contest drew entries from around the world. Masterpiece Doll collectors sent in a special photo showing how their Masterpiece Dolls were enjoying the summer heat. 

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (2)

...
i have very old magazines need to sell them before something happens to them
margie , December 20, 2014
...
i really like all the barbie balack dress, can i ask question can i buy this, because its all out in the market now here in the philippines, can you help me please im a big fan of thiss dolls
mark christian paul l. carigma , December 16, 2014 | url

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...
The Chicago Toy Show

You haven’t seen a toy show until you’ve seen this one. Six buildings! Over six hundred exhibitors! Exclusively toys and dolls and children’s playthings on display everywhere! This is the show everyone always says they intend to visit, and now is the time to do just that. Collectors say the Chicago Toy Show really is the largest in the entire world. They are correct. Collectors say they find toys at this show that are never seen anywhere else. Correct again.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...
Konnichiwa and Grüezi - 150 years of Japan and Switzerland

19 April 2014 – 5 October 2014

A special exhibition will take place at the Toy Worlds Museum Basle to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Japanese-Swiss diplomacy and friendship.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...