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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Trudy for Sunday Scribblings


Sunday Scribblings offers the simple prompt - toys


Trudy, in her original clothing but with slightly crazed faces, has been in my possession for years. At this particular moment, I cannot say where she is.

A Google search through old newspaper archives brought up this ad from the Oklahoma Tire and Supply in The Kiowa News 1947.

Other Trudy's exist or existed although I've never heard of them but I cannot remember the last time I might have brought her up in normal conversation and far be it from me to play in abnormal conversation.

Have you ever seen or heard of this charming toy?

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20 comments:

SmallWorld at Home said...

Never heard of her! I wrote about dolls, too.

Becca said...

I didn't play with dolls much, particularly baby dolls. I remember getting one that cried and wet, and found it just horrifying!

Jeeves said...

I havent heard of this toy....Nice one.

Marja said...

Never heard about it but she lookes adorable

linda may said...

I had a Trudy doll but she wasn't one of those. I gave her that name just because I liked it. I have seen dolls with changeable faces though.

gautami tripathy said...

She looks like the doll I have had for thirty five or so!

wrath of nature

anthonynorth said...

Never heard of this one. Mindst you, the closest I came to dolls was an Action Man.

Megha said...

I remember the same famous cry of every doll in market. And also all of them has sweet curly hair :)

paisley said...

never heard of her ,, which means she is all that much more a treasure....

AD said...

very very nice one :)

Toys vs. Heart

anno said...

So sweet! For some reason, maybe her changing faces, that precursor of emotional expression, she reminds me of my Chatty Cathy... the source of some very abnormal conversation.

songofsea said...

Well the doll is so adorable...Cute

rosey said...

Never heard of her, but I love the idea of turning the knob on her head to change her face! I'd like one of those on my head!

Kate said...

I have never heard of this doll, but it seems like a cool one!

Tammy said...

I've never heard of Trudy but how cool that her expressions changed.

2cats said...

I never heard of her. But she is very sweet.
I had a Thumbalina doll. She had a winder in her back that when wound she would move like a sleeping baby. Or maybe a waking baby.
Doll memories are always good.

Retromus-ik said...

The doll is a cuty! I've never heard of her though. congrats on the publishing of your books!

Dee said...

Never heard of the name but a friend had a baby doll that worked like that. She had three expressions - crying, smiling, and sleeping. I coveted he big time :)

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Don't remember the doll at all, but do remember Oklahoma Tire and Supply!

Janie said...

I've never heard of Trudy, but I'm sure she was a hit with all the little girls, once upon a time.