Daily Drawing #6 Childhood toy

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This is Melanie.  My doll from childhood.  I loved this doll more than anyone could love a doll.  I cared for her like a real baby.  My mother made her for me for Christmas when I was in the second grade.  It was during the cabbage patch craze and there were none available.  When I brought me daughter home from the hospital, memories of taking care of Melanie came rushing back to me.  All that play taught me so much.  When pick Melanie up now I can feel the love radiate from her.