Some of the things that we, “ORPHANS” did… not that everyone is an Orphan, but when you are not at home with your very own parents… I guess you are an “orphan”… at least… I was an orphan for a few years…
So… what I did – I would just stick into my “MEMORY” cube – You know that brain, we all have one… good old memories … as if they just happened, yesterday?
Only one of the Christmas gifts – that I had received from the “Famous Barr Store” – all though… I did receive seven Christmas wrapped gifts… but this one and only gift – the very same one… that so many of us little girls received – was a “DOLL Clothes Washing Machine!”
Why would I remember that?
Well, several of us little girls did have dolls… and the “DOLLS” each one had a few clothes.
I cannot believe that “DOLLS” get their clothes dirty, but now… those of us having a brand new “WASHING Machines” …. just had to see how our “Washing Machines” would work?
There were several of us, girls trying to figure out all of this with those very simple directions… but for some reason or the other … the little “WASHING MACHINE” did not work.
As an “ORPHAN” … there were long hours for us in the “PLAYROOM” and with nothing better to do, but try to figure out, how does this little machine wash the clothes?
Now that I stop to think about it… those machines were not made to really work, but as a little girl… I’m guessing that with a lot of “DOLL” playing… you need to work the brain in such a way… by asking yourself questions as if to learn … by getting some answers using your “wildest of wild” imaginations… with as much “make-believe” that you can possibly dream up…
“Make-believe” all of your “DOLLS” and activities really take place in a world… so far removed from that “ADULT” world… so that if we had a “DOLL Clothes Washing Machine” to wash our Doll’s clothes, then…
Let us… pretend that we now are way back in the 1940’s… and now, I am thinking that some of us have Dolls… that would have an accident… like falling into a heavy rain storm filled mess, and everything… that our Dolls were wearing needed to be wash and dried and iron and even some of the Doll’s clothes would then … have to be hung on a clothes-line, in the nice “Sunshine”.
Continuing on… while all of this is going on… we will take our good Dolls for a buggy ride.
Later the Dolls will be home for their meals and even later on… we will be putting the Dolls to bed, for some rest… to end… this day!
Well, this wonderful day must come to end.
All gifts to children are really items to let the eyes… see and the hands… feel and with your friends, use your mouth to speak some sweet things to your “DOLLS”.
And always use those ears to listen, for good sweet words… so that you and with the help of your “DOLLS” … you are using those five (5) senses, that you received as your first gifts from the Almighty… and now you are putting all of your good gifts to the best of all uses … and by using all of your gifts… for a positive good …to all!
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