50 years ago this evening I received a Canadian blonde bob Chatty Cathy doll.
(made by the Dee & Cee doll company)
I loved her to bits. I played with her very carefully, but over time her talking mechanism ceased to work. She was stored for many years in her original box, and came with me when I got married in 1982. She moved from apartment to house to house, and in 2002 I re-discovered Chatty Cathy on eBay and bought a second doll; the blonde bob reproduction Chatty from JC Penny, produced in 1998.
I will never forget that Christmas Eve so long ago.
My sister, Leona, also got a Chatty Cathy doll; a brunette Canadian baby doll.
Her doll said different things than mine.
Our parents spoiled us with a doll tin house, complete with plastic furniture for every room.
I hope your Christmas will be as happy as ours was back then!
By Loretta Houben