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Tiny Tears Dolls and Tea Sets

Tiny Tears dolls and tea sets remind me of my childhood. My twin always wanted to play with them, for her own good. Not a girly girl, I was resentful and wanted to be Peter Pan. Not the Mary Martin Peter, but the boy peter, I was a big fan. I see those Tiny Tears dolls in antique stores and I want to barf. My twin wanted to dress up in dresses, sunglasses and a scarf. I wanted to stand on porch railings as my swashbuckler self. My stupid Tiny Tears doll sat alone, on a high up unused shelf. Tiny Tea sets also set me off, putting me in a rather angry mood. They held not even a whole drop of liquid, and barely any food. Tiny Tears dolls and tea sets. They are probably still up on the shelf. I was busy out in the woods, playing Robin Hood, or Bandit Elf. My childhood was amazing, in that I had an identical twin. We barely did anything together, for she was girly, and I was not. We can hardly decide on a matching shirt these days. I do not care, and she cares so much, she gets overwrought. So what did I snatch up upon my mother's death? That silly Tiny Tears doll and the blue flowered tea set. For even when I protest, and I do not even know why. They hold memories that I simply cannot give up or forget.

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Date: 2/25/2019 11:43:00 AM
I did not do the tea party thing as a kid, instead I ran around pretending to be a dog, a cat, or a horse! It's interesting how identical twins can be so different, is your sister creative (writing, painting) like you? I'm the only one with the writing bug, my two sisters are a nurse and an accountant!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/25/2019 3:58:00 PM
My sister is very creative with quilting, knitting, crocheting, and making things for homes.
Date: 2/25/2019 9:19:00 AM
Memories are held in the most unusual places. Did you have your stuff animals to your tea parties? I did; hated dolls.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/25/2019 3:58:00 PM
I did not like stuffed animals either. I liked little plastic soldiers with swords and guns.