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Isn’t it great that you can still have dolls repaired? In South Sydney, the  Chapman family  have been bringing favorite toys back to life for 101 years.   I love the idea of NOT being disposable…  wish we’d all go back to favorites again.

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My daughter’s favorite was a pink and white Panda made for me by a grateful patient when I was nursing in Harrogate General, way back in 1969. Only natural that I would pass it on to my beautiful daughter in 1976.   Before I traveled to Ireland in 2002 I carefully packed it away with lots of stuffed toys in a storage box marked especially and guess what – that was the one that went missing.  Wish we still had the panda because I know my little grandie Bella, would love it!

The whole subject reminded me of a very favorite poem by Pam Ayres – I’ve been a huge fan for many, many years 🙂  I used to watch her TV program but also went to her concert here in Perth many years ago and presented her with a golly which I’d made, for her new son.  She kindly wrote back from UK to say he loved it – “has become a favourite!”  

And that favorite poem (just one of very many) by Pam?   ‘Dolly on the Dustcart’   read by Pam Ayres.

 

#FrancesMacaulayForde  #PamAyres  #DollyOnTheDustcart  #DollsHospital   #Recycling  #AustralianDollHospital #poetry

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