THIS IS A STORY OF A LADY
I NEVER MET. IT IS ALSO A
STORY OF DAUGHTER WHO CARED DEEPLY FOR HER
MOTHER, AND FOR HER MOTHERS FRIENDS. IT IS A TRUE
"THE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GIFT"
THE STORY BEGINS ON
MARCH 10, 1998 7:34 PM
" I LOVE YOUR RAGGEDY ANN"
MARCH 10, 1998 9:54 PM
" DEAR GLORIA,
I AM 59 FROM BOSTON MA. I HAVE BEEN MAKING RAGGEDY
ANN AND ANDY DOLLS FOR A YEAR NOW. I AM NOT A
PROFESSIONAL, BUT PEOPLE DO BUY MY DOLLS. I JUST
PURCHASED MY WEB TV TODAY , YOU'RE MY FIRST
CALLER. I AM SO PLEASED TO HEAR FROM YOU.
DECEMBER 12,1998 1:06 AM
DECEMBER 16, 1998
DECEMBER 24, 1998 CHRISTMAS EVE IN BOSTON
" MERRY CHRISTMAS GLORIA CHILDERS".
AND ONE SMALL VOICE IN THE BACK GROUND
" AND HAPPY NEW YEAR".
I CALLED DENICE THE MINUTE I GOT HOME AND WAS
ABLE TO REACH HER BEFORE THEY ALL WENT
THEIR SEPARATE WAYS.
A HANDSOME PAIR OF HANDMADE RAGGEDYS.
ANN HOLDS RAGGEDY BABS CARD
AND ANDY HOLDS A PICTURE OF HIS
THE SPECIAL PAIR OF RAGGEDYS SAT QUIETLY WITH
THEIR NEW RAGGEDY FRIENDS AND THEIR OWN SMALL
CHRISTMAS TREE AND LISTENED TO CHRISTMAS
CAROLS ON THE RADIO ALL NIGHT LONG. AT LEAST
I THINK THAT'S WHAT THEY DID. WISHBONE
SAT WITH THEM SO I AM NOT REALLY SURE WHAT ALL
THE DOLLS DID THAT CHRISTMAS EVE. I AM SURE
THE NEW PAIR OF RAGGEDY DOLLS
TOLD MANY STORIES OF THEIR OLD HOME
AND OF THEY LADY THAT BROUGHT THEM TO LIFE IN
THE FAR AWAY CITY OF BOSTON.
THESE ARE THE FRIENDS THE RAGGEDYS SPENT CHRISTMAS
AMOSANDRA, A VERY OLD BEAR, SPARKLE, RAGGEDY ANN
A LAMB I HAD AS A BABY, WISHBONE AND STAMP RAGGEDY ANN.
LUCINDA, A LARGE STIEFF BEAR, NURSE DOLL
AND NURSE RABBIT AND BABY.
THE GARFIELD BOYS SURFED THE NET AND COULD NOT BE
BOTHERED WITH CHRISTMAS!
All the Family
YOU CAN REACH DENICE AT <[email protected]>
Proud 2000 graduate and Vivienne S. Thomson award recipient
from the Urban College of Boston.
These are Denice's children.
Denice is 14 and an honor student and very active in tap, ballet & jazz hip hop.
Tyreke is in the U.S. Army and I am sure he will do very good.
Thank you Tyreke!
I have met another wonderful member of the family.
This new friend is Jean Brinson , Barbara's sister.
Of course that's Denice's Auntie. :)
DENICE AND FAMILY
HAVE WON RAGGEDY ANN'S SPIRIT OF LOVE AWARD.
Raggedy Babs, your memory
like the candle in the wind.
You will always be remembered, as long
as there are those to remember.
at last. The poem, "Friends without faces"
To Special FriendsIndex
MADE IN THE USA
December 30, 1998
Updated June 10, 2001
"FRIENDSHIP ACROSS THE MILES "
"When we first shared our hearts,
how would we have ever known.
Such a special seed of friendship,
between our hearts would be sown.
We couldn't see each other's face,
but could see into the other's heart.
That was all we'd needed to know,
to join our hearts, from worlds apart.
Speaking with a childlike honesty,
without fear of revealing who we are.
We have formed a bond of friendship,
which has touched our lives from afar.
We've laughed and cried together,
sharing in each other's joy and pain.
And although our lives are so different,
our wonderful friendship will remain.
We opened a window to our hearts,
to reveal our every hope and dream.
We've found friendship across miles,
where our hearts filled the in-between."