I participated in two Christmas doll exchanges. Through my online Yahoo Group, WeLoveBlackDolls, I received Fashion Madness Dwayne, TJ, and Mini Kenya Music Girl. We were to exchange small dolls with the dolls being 12 inches or under. When asked what I desired, I replied (paraphrased), "Fashion Madness TJ and Dewayne; and if you can find her, Keyshia." These big headed guys, which have been elusive in my area, were readily available in the sender's area. I am so glad she asked what I wanted. Thanks again VW!
Totally Coolness Lizette, featured in yesterday's post, was my Christmas doll from me to me.
|Doll gifts from Debra R: Circa 1950s Stockinette Doll by Martha Chase; Guys and Dolls Club-exclusive Celebrate America Ginny from 2009 is redressed for Christmas; her original stars and stripes fashion and shoes were included in the box. Debra also sent a red Christmas dress for Tonner's 14-inch Dru.|
Upon discovery of the missing package, my friend Debra and I were both heartbroken, thinking that the package and its contents would be lost forever. Expecting the package to be delivered between UPS's estimated delivery window of 3:00 and 7:00 p.m., around 6:30 p.m. on 12/20/2014, I decided to check the UPS website to track the package and was shocked to read their information that it had been left at my front door at 12:48 p.m! I immediately called UPS to report it as missing. A nonchalant customer service woman proceeded to tell me what I had just read at the UPS website: that "the package was left at your front door at 12:48..." I interrupted her and in a louder-than-normal voice said, "Lady, stop reading off to me what your system shows you. I know that it says the package was left at my doorstep at 12:48, but I have been here all day. No one has been on my front porch; and if a package was delivered, and I doubt that it was, your driver did not bother to ring the doorbell as instructed to alert me that he was leaving a package!" Without an apology or an inkling that she cared, she went on about what steps I and the shipper needed to take to file a claim.
The next afternoon the doorbell rang. I waited in the bedroom while my husband answered it (hoping it was my package). I could tell he was speaking to another male. Finally, he returned to the bedroom holding my package from Debra. UPS had delivered the package to the wrong address! Our neighbor, whom we had not met previously, lives three doors down. Because of the size of the package, he drove it to our house and explained that he received several packages the day before and assumed my package was his, too, until he looked at the label. Thank God for honest neighbors! In addition to the dolls shown, there were several other very nice gifts from Debra. Thank you again and again, Debra R.!
Not a Christmas doll or Christmas present, but Glam Convertible So In Style Trichelle arrived during Christmas week. She is an appreciation gift for my sending an elusive-to-the-sender, S.I.S. Baby Phat Kara doll. One act of kindness that did not expect anything in return, did, in fact, generated another. Thank you again SS!
I hope your Christmas was doll-lightful and uneventful (with reference to gifts that almost did not arrive).
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