One special memory I have from attending the Madison Children’s Museum doll sale two years ago is the lapel pins many of the volunteers wore. I thought it was so neat that these ladies, many of them retirees, were still rocking their Pleasant Company historical doll pins in a Mattel era.
I ventured onto eBay to see if I might scoop some up for myself and found they can be purchased very reasonably.
I am the proud owner of:
Today I wore my Josefina pin. I hope at least some of the kids know who Josefina is — one girl told me a few weeks ago she has an American Girl doll. When I asked which one she said, “The one on the swing.” (Maryellen, but she didn’t know her name). I hope the heaps of characters out today don’t diminish the strength of the core characters.
Anyway, it was a small purchase but one I am really enjoying.