Well, another Christmas has come and gone. I always get a little sad when Christmas is over. I think it should last more than one day. I mean, all the shopping and cooking and singing, and getting everything ready, seems like a lot of work for just one day. I mean, I know it's Jesus' birthday and all, but people get one day for birthdays, I think Jesus ought to get two. Anyway, this year, my mom reminded me that I couldn't invite all my friends over for New Year's like I usually do. This year Kyle and Bridget moved into the neighborhood, and that would make 18 of us kids all together. There was no way my mom was gonna have all those kids over here, so she said I could invite 9 and with me there would be 10 here in the house overnight and that's plenty. Even though it was a tough decision, some of my friends made it easy, 'cos they had other plans. None of the boys were coming, 'cos they had a basketball game and party at the community center to go to. So I thought this year, I'd have a doll party.
I invited Stephanie, Melody, Susan, Raychel, Robyn, Bridget, Lisa, Kim, and Cheryl over and asked them each to bring a doll with them I dressed Lucy in one of her pretty new outfits and waited for my friends to come over.
Isn't she the cutest little thing? I just love playing with her!
Susan came over first and brought her Heather Hobbie doll. She's Holly Hobbie's cousin.
Right after Susan came in, Raychel showed up with a Holly Hobbie doll! I have one of those! I wonder if Santa Claus planned that? Y'know, I mean since Susan and Raychel live in the same duplex.
Cheryl brought her Derry Daring Western doll. She has blonde hair and blue eyes, and is really pretty, just like Cheryl! She even comes with a bow and arrows! Outta site!
Kim brought her doll Ivy over (Haha, like Eevy, Ivy Over! That's a jump rope song!) She's got really groovy boots and I think she looks a little like Kim.
Lisa brought another Lucy doll with her, but this one is from the Peanuts gang. It even talks! It says "You blockhead!" and "I've been kissed by a dog!" It's pretty funny!
Wow, Robyn got a Cecile doll, just like Shante's! I just love her blue dress. Stephanie and Melody didn't get dolls for Christmas this year, so they brought their old ones. Melody brought Sweet April, and Stephanie brought Enchanting Emerald The Witch doll.
Bridget was the last one to arrive with a pretty new MaryEllen doll. She has a cute swingy ponytail and fancy Mary Jane shoes.
So we all sat down together to play. First we played house, and me and Melody had to be the babies and Cheryl was the mommy, and everyone else were sister and cousins and stuff. Then we played dance party! It's was so much fun!
We were getting kinda loud, 'cos we were having such a good time, that my mom said it was time to settle down with some snacks. We had cookies and brownies, popcorn and soda! Yummy!
Then my mom turned on the television so we could watch a little bit of "The Twilight Zone" before Dick Clark came on to drop the ball. We watched that kid from "Lost In Space" send people into the cornfield in the episode "It's A Good Life". He was such a creepy kid!
We rang in the New Year with soda and and sang "Auld Lang Syne". I don't know what the song means, but everybody sings it for New Year's. I'm looking forward to a really super groovy year, future readers. I hope wherever you are and whenever you are, you have a Happy New Year too, and read about some more of my far out life in the 1970s.
Until next time,