|Two early Ginny dolls have come unstrung.|
I discovered these two limbless Ginny dolls when I retrieved my 1913 Grumpy doll to photograph for the Grumpy post. Since their early 1990s arrival, they had been sharing a curio cabinet with Grumpy, my composition Patsy, and several other 8-inch Ginny and Madame Alexander Wendys. They both have 1991 copyrights from Vogue Dolls. Ginny Little Navajo is on the left and Sari on the right in the above picture. Both are from the International Collection.
As I reached into the back of the curio to remove Grumpy, I saw the Little Navajo's jacket with the doll's arms in the sleeves, but no body or head. Oh my... here we go again, I thought. Sari's head, dangling from the body, was found next.
|The two patients had a bit of a wait before receiving attention.|
I removed the clothing and wrist tags and kept them in the waiting area (the doll room) for a day or two before taking them to the resident doctor along with the remaining elastic cord. Upon receiving them this past Sunday, Doc Garrett said, "I'll have to get to them later. I'm about to watch the game." (No one, except our grandsons, maybe, interferes with his football time.)
I have no idea how long these two had been in their states of limb-lessness with heads loosely hanging or completely separate from their bodies; but I knew a few more days in that condition would not matter. So I left them in the capable hands of the doctor.
Monday evening the doctor returned the patients to me as good as new.
I dressed them to prepare for their return to the curio cabinet.
Now that my elastic cord for restringing is almost gone, I will have to replenish the supply soon. I am certain there are other unnoticed dolls here that are in the same, if not worse, predicament.