Saturday, April 23, 2016
Check out his name tag
I saw a sign for a church rummage sale and decided to stop. I was a bit over dressed in black slacks, blazer and lacy white blouse. I was on my way to the memorial service for a woman I went to college with. I worked with her daughters who are teachers, and her granddaughter who did her practicum with me in my class.
I saw this little cutie with a rather expensive $5.00 price tag, since most things were a dollar or less. When I saw the shirt embroidered with his name, I KNEW I had to have Little Ricky Ricardo. He is an original 1953 vintage American Character doll, with rubber body, fixed straight legs, jointed arms, and original clothing, including a felt diaper with old pins. He drinks and wets, too. Ricky, Jr. has been loved very much as you can see. Do you remember when Lucy was really expecting Little Ricky? This baby doll takes me way back.
I wonder what his value is. I am certain my granddaughter, Nicole will inherit him from me someday, unless someone can tell me he's worth a mint...and then I may sell him and move to the beach where I can hide my embarrassed face.
I drove to the memorial service in the inner city. Wondered why the church parking lot was empty. Tried the front doors. Locked. Saw a group of men congregating near the rear entrance. Wondered if Evie had a very colorful past, but didn't dare head that way. Got back in my car, checked the information and realized the service is 3rd Saturday in May and the men were homeless, waiting for a food handout.