Back in January 2009
I disinterred my Patch doll for this blog.
She had been separated from her sister Sindy
for forty years,
(I know not why or how)
and languished in a drawer
unsuitably dressed in her Sou'wester outfit.
She looked a little forlorn
and I felt badly about this,
but pushed the neglect to the back of my mind.
a miracle occurred.
Through the unlikely auspices
of the local allotments Open Day
previously chronicled here
a reunion was made possible.
From out of a box of old books under a table,
clinging to her dignity in the remnants
of her favourite Lunch Date outfit.
To be sure she had mislaid her tartan scarf,
black kitten heeled shoes,
black handbag with chain,
she had been recognised for what she was -
an original 1963 Sindy doll,
Made in England.
Now all she needed was a shampoo and set
and to be reunited
a little shyly at first,
with her naughty little sister
Now I really must find them some new clothes.
Sindy certainly had a Skating Girl outfit
when I last saw her,
and it's high time Patch went back to school.
What empty nest?