Wednesday, January 30, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 328                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Finally, after being on the show since episode 1, season 1.                                                                                                                                           

Lord Varys gets his own doll. AKA The Spider, he has a hidden agenda and has been playing the long, really long Game of Thrones. What's he really up too? Guess we'll find out soon.

April 14th, 2019!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 327                                                                                                                                                 
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Hard to tell what's going on with these 2. I'm going to guess that they are supposed to be from an unknown Middle Eastern country or someone's idea of "Middle Eastern people". Whatever they are, they're a hot mess. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 326                                                                                                                                                      
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Possibly a Russian peasant doll. Like last week's Aztec woman, the detail on her is amazing.                                                                          

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 325                                                                                                                       
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Sweet Native Mexican doll. Probably Aztec. 

Saturday, January 5, 2019


One of the best things about working at a university is getting almost 3 weeks off for Winter Break ( AKA Christmas) We went to visit family in California.
 We flew out of Jacksonville, Fla. Santa and his  dolphins.

 I've never seen a beauty vending machine before. I didn't need a hairdryer.

 Early Christmas with The Doctor, my Niece and her family. Her son turned 3 at the start of December.

 My sister-in-law and I both love doing jigsaw puzzles. We did 2.  

 Christmas tree full of elves and birds.

Because the vacation was the gift,  the Christmas gifts were few. Who doesn't need a new to me vintage suitcase? Made a great  carry on. And it was $7.99. The Doctor is getting a new car!

 The green mohair knit is a huge shawl/wrap original from H & M, thrifted price: $2. We went on an afternoon walk around the Rosie the Riveter/ Kaiser Shipyards sight in Richmond.

 The Golden Gate Bridge.

 Oakland. The last two photos are from my brother-in-law.

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 Here's what the shipyards look like now. Condos and parks. It's hard to believe this whole area was where the Liberty ships that won WW2 where built.

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 The Rosie The Riveter memorial. It's the #12 in the above photo. It's interesting to read the statements from the real woman who where the riveters. They had 24 hour daycare, full health care and everyone, regardless of race or gender, got hired. Too bad things aren't the same now. But I guess during a war, all hands on deck.

This is the old Ford plant, #14 in the photo. During the war it turned out 49,000 jeeps and 100,000 of vehicles ; tanks, halftracks ect. It's a beautiful building that is now used for events.  The afternoon we where there a huge New Year's Eve party was being set up.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019



We've been on vacation for the past couple of weeks and this isn't really a "doll", but it was of the season.

Santa with dolphins at the Jacksonville, Florida airport.