These dolls were available during the 1960’s. My dolls are
about 23 cm (9 inches). I think they come in a 12 inch size and a bigger size approx 15 inches. The dolls do not have any identification on them. .
This is Denise whose eyes have gone a bit cloudy but she has a nice pink
This squinty doll is the only one I have that has straight legs. She was
not wearing clothes when I brought her. I have seen the brown squinty dolls
with straight legs dressed to represent the different South Pacific islands. She sells sea
shells on the sea shore.
I also brought this doll undressed and so I knitted her this
This doll's eyes are not in the correct position in the eye socket, but she has
a nice coloured skin tone.
Sylvia is the first squinty doll I brought. She was
undressed so I knitted her this dress.
The doll wearing the dress and bonnet, (and one shoe) is wearing
her original clothes.
This squinty doll has straight hair which looks untidy but she does
have a nice skin colour.
Carolyn has lovely blonde hair and her lips were not painted
evenly and the paint has now turned white.
The lions, (England) were touring New Zealand for the Rugby test series against the All Blacks. There were three tests plus other games held in
different regions in New Zealand. The Lions won one game the All Blacks won one game and on the final test it was a draw.
Makareta and Bridget are sitting in front of the poster
advertising the Lions Rugby Tour.
Bridget and Makareta are standing by the weet-bix box that
has the new box cover featuring the All Blacks.
Bridget and Makareta are sitting on the weet-bix which shows
what other side of the box looks like.
During the Rugby season Bridget and Makareta ate the new
Whittaker’s chocolate, proud supporters of the All Blacks, with a special
edition 250g block called The Full Eighty. It is made of creamy milk chocolate
packed with cranberries, banana, protein puffs and peanuts.
Leticia A and Leticia B are playing in the kowhai tree. This
will be the last time they climb the tree and play because tomorrow Leticia B
is flying to New Mexico.
Two Funky girls are playing with their dolls. Maddie blonde
Funky tells Fay that she is flying to New Mexico tomorrow with Leticia B. Fay
tells her she will be sad to see her leave Kowhai Corner.
The next morning at the airport Maddie meets Leticia B
who is saying her last goodbyes to Leticia A. Leticia A is sad that Leticia B
is going to New Mexico but understands Leticia B’s need to pursue her soccer desire
in New Mexico.
The plane is ready to be boarded so the two girls walk
together to the plane.
Goodbye Leticia B and Maddie. All the Groovy Girls and
Funky girls hope you have a safe flight and a happy future.
Celeste is walking her dog, Mustard with Siri who is walking Polly’s
guide dog puppy.(Oops Celeste is walking the Labrador guide dog puppy and Siri is walking Mustard who belongs to Celeste.) Polly has the Labrador puppy for twelve months and then it
will go back to the Guide dog association where they will do an assessment and
train the dog so he can be paired with a blind person.
They are walking on a coastal road and the look over at the
beach and they see a big fish that has been washed ashore. Siri passes the guide
dog puppy’s leash to Celeste and runs down to the beach to see if she can help
Siri pats the fish on its side and it is unresponsive.
She climbs up onto the fish with some difficulty, because it
is slippery, and kicks her legs on the fish. The fish tells her to go away. The
fish is a mother fish and tells Siri that it saw its baby get pulled up out of the
water on a fishing line and she hasn’t seen it since. She doesn’t want to live
without her baby.
Siri slides off the fish and talks into her ear to encourage her to turn around and she will help push her back into the sea.Meanwhile Celeste is getting closer and the two dogs are barking with excitement to get close to the fish.
The fish sees and hears the dogs coming closer it does turn
around to face the sea and Siri pushes it out to deeper water where it then
puts its head down and swims out into the ocean. It can’t be seen so the girls believe
they saved the fish.
Although it was the sight and barking of the dogs that scared the fish that made it turn towards the sea.What great team work between the girls and dogs.
Rosa and Julie are helping on a flower cart for their friend
who sells the flowers.
Joanne and friend are listening to a Suzanne Prentice record
called One Day at a Time. Joanne is writing down the words to the song One Day
at Time as they repeatedly play just that song to get all the words.
African Ginny has brought the baby giraffe a drink of water.