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2017 Maggie meets Grandma Peggy – Grandpa Lars…and the Catalog Home!

Posted on: April 29, 2017

Meeting picture

Today…Spring 2017…little Maggie meets her Grandma Peggy and Grandpa Lars. Maggie and her dad Carlos are moving into the ‘Catalog Home’. (You will find out why it’s called “Catalog Home” very soon!) She barely remembers them from 2 years ago…and yes, Maggie is a bit scared, since she and her parents will be moving in with them.

Dad Carlos holds the Maggie doll which Grandma Peggy had mailed to little Maggie. (Soon—free patterns for Maggie’s 2017 Leggings and Top dress will be posted on this site. Sizes availableĀ for Hearts for Hearts dolls ™, Wellie Wishers ™, and American Girl ™ and similar 18″ dolls.)

Grandma Peggy is giving Maggie a second Doll, the “Peggy” doll. Peggy is dressed in 1957 clothing. Grandma Peggy will soon tell Maggie stories about the Peggy doll, and her life as a 9 year old girl in 1957…living in the Catalog Home pictured above. (Yes, the Peggy doll represents Grandma Peggy herself!)

And…later Grandma Peggy will give Maggie a third doll, the Greta doll who represents 12 year old Greta Johansson. Yes, Greta was Grandma Peggy’s grandmother. So Grandma Peggy will connect her little granddaughter Maggie with the generations.

Grandma Peggy will be telling (and illustrating) stories about all three girls…her grandma Greta (a Swedish American immigrant whose father first built the Catalog Home), herself in 1957 (living in the remodeled Catalog Home with her many siblings), and even stories about Maggie…(tho Maggie will help tell these stories). The 3 dolls will be used to visually connect Maggie with her family present…and past.

Expect some crafts, free paper dolls, patterns…eventually a downloadable story book suitable for little girls.

And…where is Maggie’s mother? She is coming soon after her leg wound heals. Watch this blog for stories about Maggie’s mom…and her robot leg. Mom will be joining them…soon!

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1 Response to "2017 Maggie meets Grandma Peggy – Grandpa Lars…and the Catalog Home!"

I’ve just started reviving my wordpress site here. Stay tuned especially if you like using dolls to teach girls…about history…including your family’s personal history. Patterns soon for Hearts for Hearts ™, Wellie Wishers ™, American Girl ™ and similar 18″ girl dolls. FREE.

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