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Records or Toni
by Jo in Houston
It took me two Christmas's to get my Toni.
Mother was a bargain hunter and Toni was the most expensive doll at our local 5 and dime store. The first year I looked with tears in my eyes as it was not Toni I found under the Xmas tree. But the next Xmas Toni was there.
Mom could not take another sad faced little girl of 10. this was 1955. I loved my auburn haired Toni...even tho she was not the blond I had dreamed of...blonds were more expensive at our 5 & dime store.
I'm thinking now the blonds were maybe the p91's. Anyway I loved my Toni and she went everywhere with me. I made her lots of clothes with the Toni pattern Mom bought me.
When I was 15 I had to move away and live with my Mothers sisters as my Mom had died. My suitcase would only hold records or Toni (Anita Lynn was her name)I thought Lynn was a beautiful name...Anita was for a big girl I looked up to)
So....Toni stayed with my step father and records went in my suit case. He gave Toni to the little girl next door I found out later.
I now buy new Toni's and old Toni's and now would like a few dresses. I love Toni...and I named my own little girl Lynn.