Dolly and for the past 25 years I have lived in the very back of a cupboard in the owner of this blog's garage. I was given to her when she was about 5 years old as a beautiful bride doll. We can be seen in the picture below together.
She has been on holidays over the Christmas break and decided that it was time to do a big clean up of the garage. Two piles were created - the keep pile and the throw away pile and I ended up on the top of the throw away pile. I stayed there for a couple of days and then I was picked up and looked over. It was decided that even though I was very dirty and my clothes had fallen off me I was to be taken and given a second chance. I was not allowed into the bathroom because I was just too dirty as can be seen below.
So I was taken to the laundry and plunged into a bucket of lovely warm soapy water and given a good cleanup with up a facewasher - whilst I was soaking in the bucket along came another dolly and she was given the same treatment. After we had both been scrubbed we were taken out and wrapped up in a nice fluffy towel to dry off. Here we are all nice and squeaky clean ready for some new clothes.
After a couple of days we were both presented with a new dress each and underwear - don't we look pretty.
P.S We are both over 50 years old but I think that we have aged quite well.