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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Canoes for Wayfarers Inn

We found two really cool canoes on one of our latest expeditions, canoes just the right size for Wayfarers Inn. The canoes apparently came from a resort somewhere. On the bottom was this:

If you can't read it, it says: Yes, you can take me home,
and $50 will be added to your room charges. Please advise the Hotel Desk at check-out.

Geoffrey, Ruby, and Cassie listen as the Indian girl explains about canoes.
The Indian girl was originally a long-haired doll, but I saw a picture of a really cute Indian boy doll with a Mohawk so I thought I would try turning mine into a boy. I cut her hair into a Mohawk but she's a little too curvaceous to be a boy and I had to give her a dress instead of a loincloth.

I was searching through my photos, which are all jumbled together in a big box, and I found an interesting picture.

The back says "at Christmas 1951 Lee and Dee Anna"
I have no idea who these people are (you've got to love the man's bow tie), but I suddenly realized what was on the mantel behind them!

"Maybe 60 years from now we can go live at Wayfarers Inn!"


  1. Love the photo! It is great to see how these dolls were treasured in their day. The canoes are cute too.

  2. Delightful! I'm of the firm opinion that influences in our childhood (and family legends, etc.)come back to affect us later in our lives.....I've marveled how my interest in flower gardening stemmed from happy hours spent with my Gram tending her rose garden! (Now I've given up gardening for computer-surfing.....;)

  3. I tried to enlarge the picture but it was too fuzzy. I can see there is an Indian girl (in the middle). My grandmother had a couple of these dolls but they were never on display--they were stuck in the back bedroom so I'm impressed that these were on display in someone's living room! My mom and grandmother were NOT doll people (although they always bought us lots of dolls), so I'm not sure where we get dolly-love from. And I'd rather surf than garden because I always manage to kill plants . . .

  4. Those canoes are another of your great finds, they look just the right size for the Wayfarers.

  5. Hello from Spain: canoes are very original. The Indian doll is very pretty. Keep in touch