Well, the doll we left behind has now become the doll who will not be left behind. Naomi went back to New Norfolk on Wednesday as she was going to look at a vintage vacuum cleaner at a property at Magra which is nearby. She decided to drop in to the shop where we had seen the vintage Shirley Temple doll and see what had become of her. We had previously agreed that if she was still there we would put her on lay away, or lay by as we call it here.
At first it appeared that the doll was gone as she was no longer in the basket although several other dolls were. However, the owner remembered her and pointed out Shirley who was now in a safer location. The woman told Naomi that after we left she decided to take her advice and move Shirley in case she did get broken. Naomi put a deposit on her and we have six weeks to pay for her although I expect we will be able to get an extension if necessary.
I still don’t have a picture of Shirley to show you but Naomi says that she is fairly sure the doll is composition which would be correct for the 1930s. I am looking forward to trying to ID her. I’ll post about her again when we finally can bring her home. Until then here is another random Shirley photo from the internet.