My mom is constantly trying to turn my old room into something else, and she has been asking me to clear out my closet. That closet has been a burden on me since 1984. It would always need to be cleaned out. But this time was different. I was deciding what I wanted to keep, and what I wanted to say goodbye to, forever.
In this event, I came across a number of interesting things from my past... some I can explain, some I cannot.
First up. My Troll Collection. Impressive? Yes. And this isn't even all of them. The collage could only hold 9. These things were 7 or 8 bucks, back in the day.
Next, my little Red Riding Hood story doll. That's right.... 3 dolls in one. My mom said she and my dad brought me this from a "far away place"...
My first Cabbage Patch Doll. "Angel Sheryl." She was my first attempt at profession as a hair stylist. Poor thing didn't even have much in the first place. Didn't work out.
My "Clara" dress from when I was in the Nutcracker. It was custom made, and very pretty at one point in time. Now it's just all crinkly and seams are coming undone. Good thing it was a one-time gig.
Yep, this is my Prom picture. That is me, pretending to hit my date with his cane.
My mom went through a weird porcelain doll making phase. She has A LOT of them. And for some reason made me and my sister each a porcelain cat, wearing a dress. Laura's is mysteriously broken. But mine isn't..
Not much needs to be said here. "Gosh, it's in such good condition" you're thinking? Yeah that's cause it went unused for a whole quarter while I was suspended for not making grades.
This is one I can't explain. I vaguely remember recieving this, but for some reason, I have an autographed picture of Martha Stewart, except it's addressed to "Leah".. and not "Lisa."
Now these are the things I KEPT. Amongst the things I chucked, were:
A miniature cat-themed tea set, with tea pots that had cat heads.
A little display of miniature things, glued to a shelf, including miniature cokes, miniature books, miniature fruit, and miniature cups. (When I asked my mom if I should keep it, she said what is it for? And I said 'that's what I said when you gave it to me.')
1,346 stuffed animals.
8 wooden dolls made at Girl's Camp.
The Milli Vanilli cassette that my friend and I yanked the tape from when we discovered the "truth" about Milli Vanilli.
Cheer pictures. Not because I didn't like it, but because I looked horrible in them.
Lots of "notes" written in school, about completely unimportant redundancies.
So as you can see, I came out on top, I think.
Now I just have to find a place for all this crap in MY house.
Side note: My American Girl Doll Collection "Kirsten" would have made the photo shoot, but some mysterious liquid leaked all over her, and her St. Lucia's dress. So .... yeah.