Dolls never grow old. Arch Street, Searcy AR. Anita Hart Fuller.

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Anita Hart Fuller doll arch st searcy ar old picture

This old picture was shared by guess who?  Of course, Anita Hart Fuller, who grew up in Searcy AR, married a Searcy boy, left Searcy but still has a love for this town and stores many, many memories to share with us. 

This picture was made on Arch Street with the "Woodson" house in the background.  It is found at the corner of Arch and Sowell Streets and deserves lots of respect.  Anita lived across the street.  I asked Anita who the little girl with her was and she couldn't remember who she was.  So I said, "Anita, what was the doll's name?"  

Here's her reply.  "I didn't give her a name or ever play with her.  I didn't ask for a doll for Christmas.  Mother just thought I should have one.  None of my friends played with dolls growing up.  We were tomboys."

So that may be why she still has the doll in near perfect condition as shown below. Sounds as if she went to the yard, posed nicely for her mother, then dumped the poor doll in some closet or attic!

Like I said, Anita has lots of memories of our town!  So, Anita, about how old is this beloved doll with no name?  LOL

  

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Anita Fuller

Let's say she is definitely a Senior Citizen: probably about 75 years old, maybe a little more.

Feb 13, 2018 02:03 PM #1
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Sonja Patterson
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That is so funny! My daughter was not much on dolls either. :) The doll in the picture looks different, the coat has white buttons and no bonnet--so maybe a little sister played with it (or the dog chewed the buttons--that could happen too!) Thanks for sharing this Searcy memory!

Feb 13, 2018 02:24 PM #2
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Anita Fuller

Good Eye, Sonja: The doll was left to her own devices for many, many years.Mother moved close to a dear friend who collects dolls. She asked to take the doll and hopefully dress her as he was in the picture (I think at one time Mother put some other clothes on her, a blue dress if memory serves me)..anyway as you mentioned, she should have had white buttons on her jacket and a nice little bonnet. Oh well. I am giving this doll to my mother's friend this week. I have no sister (or brother) nor dog.

Feb 13, 2018 02:37 PM #3
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Sonja, good eye for detail.

Anita, you are very nice to give away this doll that you loved, loved, loved so much!!!

Feb 13, 2018 04:23 PM #4
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Modern dolls have changed a lot. Both my granddaughters got dolls in their likeness. What would it be like as a youngster and play with a doll that looked like them?

Feb 13, 2018 05:18 PM #5
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

One more thought. When I was 7 I had a doll. It was a boy doll dressed in a sailor suit complete with a seamans's cap. I also had a dog doll made of sheepskin. My grandmother made the doig doll to console me after my dog was shot raiding the hen house.

Feb 13, 2018 05:21 PM #6
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

What a wonderful old picture that is, Barbara.  The Taylor Tot brought back memories of my own childhood.

Feb 13, 2018 05:29 PM #7
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, you added to this fun blog by telling about your doll and how your poor grandmother made you a doll in remembrance of your dead dog who raided the henhouse.  Do you think a dog shot raiding a hen house today would be shot.  It it were shot today, the shooter would be arrested.

Feb 14, 2018 04:41 AM #8
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Anita Fuller

I can't believe Barbara didn't notice that on the arm of my jacket, I have stripes from someone in the army - two stripes (what rank is that?)....anyway, the stripes have been sown on upside down. Big question: was that a mistake OR is that the proper way to wear the stripes when one is NOT in the military???? Also, notice the cowboy boots....I would have really been in style today.

Feb 14, 2018 02:53 PM #9
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Anita, I did notice the boots but not the jacket stripes.  Someone else will have to give an answer on stripe directions.  I am still trying to recover from my unexpected reply from you regarding that poor doll with no name.  I expected sad tears and a beloved memory of the doll with a sweet name and find out that you never loved that doll.   LOL

Feb 15, 2018 04:20 AM #10
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