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    Peggy Stuart
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    Pam, you’re right, it is strange. I used to sit with the old ladies after church, though. They were the ones who had to sit rather than stand around with their coffee. They used to tell me stories about what it was like when they were young. I heard about horse-drawn carriages and water from a pump, things like that.

    Here’s this week’s “trailer.” I’m afaid there aren’t too many clues in this photo as to what the story is actually about. It will be fun to see what you do with your imaginations, though.

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    #36524

    Pamela Elliott
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    Hi Ginny and Peggy, isn’t that strange. We all missed out on the love of grannies. I didn’t have any aunts or sisters either. My mum was my only female relative and then I had 3 sons!!! Funny how things go sometimes.

    #36522

    Peggy Stuart
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    Pam, my grandmothers were both gone when I was born. We had an elderly couple who lived in our attic rooms. They were the closest things I had to grandparents, but they had very little money and never gave us presents.

    I had planned to sew and knit for Honor, but some of the wardrobe includes things I made, so that’s just as good, I guess. I think Daphne will love the jazz shoes.

    #36521

    Andrea Wood
    Participant

    Daphne is one lucky girl, Peggy! What a wonderful wardrobe to send with her.

    #36517

    Ginny Revell
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    Peggy, thanks for the tip about FaceTime – though if you look at the camera it’s hard to look at the other person too! I guess you can get used to it.

    What a marvellous parcel! Daphne is a lucky girl. And you are a spiffing gran! Good to see Honor with the gang. They can FaceTime when she gets to her destination!

    Pam, like you I missed out on grannies – the one I ‘knew’ died when I was four so I can’t really remember her. I would be in heaven now with a lovely present like that!

    #36514

    Pamela Elliott
    Moderator

    Aww, Peggy, what a wonderful birthday present for Daphne. I would have been in heaven with a present like that from my granny. I never really had a granny. My English granny died when I was 18 months old, and my Sri Lankan granny lived in Singapore. I met her once only when I visited Singapore when I was 19,and she was very old by then. I think I missed out on grannies.
    Love the photos of the gang and Honor.

    #36507

    Peggy Stuart
    Participant

    Ginny, you can have eye contact with FaceTime. You just have to figure out where the camera is on your device and look at it instead of the screen, or get the person you’re talking to to do it instead. It isn’t the same as talking in-person, but it’s better than not being able to get together at all.

    Honor will be on her way to Wisconsin, probably tomorrow. She goes with a wardrobe, mostly Götz-made.
    I had planned to sew for her, but I’ve been making masks instead, so I pulled out some things I had. Billy and Emil don’t like their “meet outfits,” even when the girls wear them, because they say they bring back unpleasant memories, so off they go with Honor to our granddaughter. I washed her hair and changed her clothes, but she wanted to keep on the jacket. (I’m hoping the pants from her meet outfit will work a PJ pants.) I love that she comes with useable clothing. She looks a lot like Mariah, but I can tell the difference. I could tell the difference even if they were identically dressed.
    I had a hard time getting her back into her restraints, even though she was cooperative. We got some photos with my permanent Kidz before she boarded her conveyance.
    Daphne’s birthday isn’t until the middle of May, but the pandemic hasn’t fully hit our area yet, so we’re still ramping up. It may be June before we can go to the post office safely.

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    #36446

    Ginny Revell
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    Peggy, I reckon Daphne is going to be super-surprised and delighted. A lovely idea to send off Honor with Billy’s and Emil’s meet outfits.
    Thanks for the offer to help with the technology – it was FaceTime Was I was struggling with, but I got it sorted in the end. Then I didn’t like it very much because you don’t have eye-contact with the person you are speaking to. It made me realise how important that is when you see someone.

    What an intriguing photo, Pam! That Hannah looks lovely. Well spotted! (PS Sorry about your knees, but we’re very grateful to them, if it means we can have your beautiful photos!)

    #36445

    Peggy Stuart
    Participant

    Honor will be splitting that package with Mariah. The others (except for Emil and Billy) will be envious!
    I also ordered a puffa jacket and some jeans for Honor, and a pair of jazz dance shoes.

    #36444

    Pamela Elliott
    Moderator

    Peggy, it sounds like Honor is well kitted out and how lovely for Daphne to have the two outfits from Billy and Emil. They were both good outfits with plenty of items.
    Yes, it was good that the dolls come with knickers now, although they were a bit skimpy! The Chosen knickers are much nicer. The socks were good!

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