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I found this much-played-with doll of my youth stuffed into a suitcase at my niece’s house. She had found it in my sister’s attic. I thought it had been lost forty years ago when a tornado hit my parent’s house. Unbeknownst to me, my sister had removed our old toys before the tornado hit. She’s a bit the worst for wear after being played with by two more generations of little girls after me, but her hair, in time’s dreadlocks, looks more up to date than her former perfect curls.
For Cee’s Prompt: https://ceenphotography.com/2017/06/20/cees-fun-foto-challenge-teddy-bears-dolls-toys/
“Juguetes”–Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge/Games
“Jugetes” is Spanish for “Games,” and I made this retablo to honor all the favorite games of the past. Perhaps you’ll recognize the little numbers game, where we had to shuffle the tiles within a set frame to get all the numbers into sequence, or a harmonica, games pieces from different games including Monopoly and Scrabble, a toy duck, doll, toy boat, a guitar, toy horse, dice, toy car, soccer ball, paint and marbles. The star shapes are cut from a plastic Slinky toy made in the shape of stars. I was very happy to see this prompt, Shannon. Thanks so much!
Mexican Train is wildly popular among expats in Mexico. This particular version is called “Chickenfoot.” Strangely enough, the Mexican name for Mexican Train is Cuban Train–“Tren Cubano!”
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