American Girl Dolls
Each American Girl Doll
Authentic clothes and stories
teach salient history.
Caroline and Kaya,
Rebecca and sweet Grace.
represent their cultures
in a different time and place.
But all date back to decades past:
1812 or ’64.
Hence, they’re deemed historical,
children play as they learn lore.
Imagine my surprise,
or more accurately, my horror
when I saw a new doll Julie
and my niece wanted to buy her.
Julie’s from the seventies.
She represents the hippies;
braided hair and crocheted vest.
She looks exactly like me!
At least I did, a few years back.
This is hysterical.
I know I’m old...can’t be denied,
but now I am historical?
As I entered the American Girl Doll showroom in Chicago to see the phenomenon of this amazing concept and enterprise, I was unprepared for the first doll that greeted me in the entrance display. It was Julie, and it seemed as though they used a picture of me and my friends from the 1970s as the model for her styling! Seriously, am I that old that I am now the inspiration for an historical doll?
Has anyone else seen this doll? Given it to their granddaughter, perchance?