|NOT the real Lizzie.|
Lizzie started out with a tuft of hair on the top of her head. It didn't last. Lizzie had to be (professionally) repaired a number of times. But that only proved how well loved she was.
Fast forward and my brother is now a Grandpa. And he's been looking for a Lizzie look-alike for about a year now for his little granddaughter.
Mr. L and I are devoted weekend yard sale warriors. We've come across a number of "still-in-the-box" Cabbage Patch kids, but the sellers wanted the moon for them and we hadn't run across any "newborn" dolls.
Last weekend I came across a Cabbage Patch (bald) baby at a yard sale. They were asking $8. I looked at the doll (who appeared to be fairly well-loved and quite dirty) and called my brother. He wasn't home. I emailed him later in the day and said I didn't think she was worth $8 but I might go back the next day and see if they'd take $5.
|Lizzie II Hanging Out to Dry|
Lizzie II is now sparkling clean and with her new Mom, The Zoaster (long for Zoe). Will she love Lizzie II as much as her Mom loved Lizzie I? That's doubtful. As they say, lightening doesn't often strike twice, but I'm hoping that Lizzie II has a happy new (and clean) life. She deserves it.
|Lizzie II ready to go to her new Mom.|