I often participate in writing and photography challenges on “Our Other Blog” and this morning I decided to do the Ragtag Daily Prompt which was to write or photograph something to do with toys. I knew I’d have plenty of ideas as we have lots of toys but then while reading a post by Bushboy I recalled the time that I was involved in Yahoo Groups and our group of doll collectors sent off a travel doll. I can’t remember who started it but we had a Barbie, she was the Hip 2 B Square brunette Barbie, and she visited the homes of the various group members for several months. Most of them were in the USA or Canada. I was the only one in Australia, I think.
Here is a link to the post I wrote about it.https://two-sisters.blog/2022/08/21/rdp-toy/
The photos are not very good. They are scanned from the originals as I didn’t have a digital camera then. Nor was I very good at photo editing. The photo below is of my own Hip 2 B Square doll who was sent to me by one of the group members. Naturally her name is Fiona.
This all happened twenty years ago, I was a new collector then. I used to buy a few dolls from the USA in those days and postage was rarely more than $10 in either direction so getting the doll sent to me and sending it back was not a major expense the way it would be today. I think that we all had a lot of fun with it and learned a little about each other’s home towns.
Have any readers every participated in a similar activity? I wish there was an inexpensive way to do it now. Perhaps it could be done with emailed images although it wouldn’t be quite the same.