November 25th, 2017

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  • misstia

Bad Gifts

I know the ad is small, but it's the best I could find for this very depressing doll. From 1965.

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Can you imagine being a little kid getting this for Christmas?! Who thought making a doll like this was a good idea?

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ETA: I found a site where people have wrote memories of this doll. Many loved her. The first story is really sad though. Little Miss No Name stories. There's also a description of the TV commercial, which I can't seem to find online. That might be for the best!
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  • misstia

Bad Gifts

Not the exact item, but it'll do. The only hobby craft I do is cross stitch and have been doing it over 30 years. I would like to learn to draw better, but not as a hobby or craft, I'd like to illustrate some things I've written. So, about 5 years ago someone gifted me a very expensive learn to watercolor paint kit. They said I needed a new hobby besides cross stitch and could I paint them some flowers? Uh??? I didn't want to be an ungrateful cur, but I'd never dream of taking it upon myself to select a new hobby for someone. Especially for one who never expressed dissatisfaction of their current hobby. I offered it back, so they could return it; but they insisted I try it and paint them flowers. Made it clear that wasn't going to happen, they didn't believe me. Gave it to a neighborhood kid who's in special art programs and has artistic talent. She loved it! And no, no flowers were painted for the giver.

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