I know I received dolls from about age 3, but do not recall nor have photographic evidence of any dolls in my 'toddlerhood.' But I DO recall vividly at age 4, that my parents stuffed me and my two little sisters into a station wagon, to go see our very first movie. "Mary Poppins" was my first movie, my first drive-in movie, and my first doll of memory. I was madly in love with Mary Poppins. In 1965, I remember receiving her for Christmas, and while there IS a photo of me with her, I cannot for the life of me locate it at the moment. Favorite doll EVER. I'm still in love with Mary Poppins.
Santa brought Betsy into my life in 1966. I snuck downstairs in the middle of the night to see what Santa left me, brought my precious Betsy back upstairs and into my top bunk. I must have snuck too many of the Christmas cookies adorning the tree that my mother had made...for I lost those cookies in the middle of the night, all over Betsy's face. Her 'crying' eyes were filled with barf. They rusted and never worked again.
Tutti and Todd
American Girl Barbie