This is one of my favorite dolls that I got for Christmas in 1953. Also in the picture is my brother and my dad. It looks like my brother is holding our cat, whose name I have now forgotten. This doll is at the bottom of the blog on the left sitting by Catalina. I had to give her compo arms and legs because her "magic skin" arms and legs deteriorated and fell off. I still have her original clothes but they have acquired a few wear spots in the past 56 years.
I was cleaning house today and came across this picture in a box of things that belonged to my dear mom (who was not a breast cancer survivor).