The Doll Connection
Written by Dorothy Drake   
Thanks to my mother, I still have all of my childhood dolls. As a young girl, I especially loved my paper dolls, but I remember being sad that other girls got the beautiful dolls that my folks couldn't afford. As an adult, it has been fun to discover that it wasn't too late to search for the dolls that would create the childhood that was in my mind... Thanks to my mother, I still have all of my childhood dolls. As a young girl, I especially loved my paper dolls, but I remember being sad that other girls got the beautiful dolls that my folks couldn't afford. As an adult, it has been fun to discover that it wasn't too late to search for the dolls that would create the childhood that was in my mind. ... So my personal collection grew. Over the years, my horizons have expanded from collector to exhibitor to show producer.  I just love all aspects of this amazing industry. One of the best parts of contributing to the long, rich history of doll and teddy bear shows is watching people respond with squeals of delight, tears of joy or just holding a doll and remembering. Doll and teddy bear shows are the "in person" side of the Web-based social communities such as www.Coolecting.com and connect those of us with common interests.  Just yesterday, at a show, I saw two unlikely strangers connect with an instant bond and chatter that continued throughout the day. No doubt they were drawn together by sharing experiences related to their childhood dolls. I love what we do!

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What wonderful work you do! I recently had the experience to see my first Barbie in person, and I immediately fell in love all over again. I had memories of my childhood bundled up in that doll--just delightful.
Alison , August 06, 2009 | url
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Dorothy is an outstanding show promoter and recently completed her term as the UFDC Region 2N Regional Director. She did an outstanding job. If you have never come to one of her shows, you should! One is coming up in Roseville, California on September 12.

Thanks Dorothy for your contribution to the love and promotion of doll collecting.

Marie
Marie Gardyne , August 04, 2009 | url

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