24/03/2014

BETTY'S BIRTHDAY

Betty is 70 today!  
She was born in Australia, and came to live with me when I was born. She travelled all the way to England in 1946 - on an unconverted troop ship that took six weeks to get there via the Suez Canal.
Fourteen years ago she moved to Tenerife, where she sits in my bedroom waiting to offer comfort when needed. She's a very loyal friend, and I love her dearly.
Happy Birthday Betty.


Oh yes - and my two daughters are here to help us celebrate!

 ps. if you would like to read the poem I wrote for Betty, go to my Toy Poems page.

8 comments:

  1. Betty has seen a lot in her 70 years. I think you should throw a party for her.

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    1. My daughters threw one tonight for both of us!

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  2. Betty looks good for her age! How lovely to have such a treasured doll from childhood, still =)

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    1. Like me, she's been slightly battered by my children but still going strong!

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  3. Happy birthday, Betty!

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  4. Happy Birthday Betty! What a wonderful story of how she travelled too!

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    1. Thanks Maxi - Betty has never been far from my side. Soppy, aren't I?

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