Our Christmas Doll
Approximately a month ago we received a
request from a man named Craig to put together an Ideal
Saucy Walker 22" doll for his mother. We accepted
the challenge to do so in a small amount of time.
Craig's wife is Jennifer. For those who have seen our
site recently you would have seen her name in our Repair
Doll list . We put her name on the dolls Web Page to
assure that Craig's Mom would not know that Jennifer's doll
was actually her new 22" Saucy Walker doll being
Craig's whole family knew of the surprise
and they all pitched in with information. I feel very
fortunate to have also been in on this surprise as I
actually was blessed to speak with Craig's mother on the
phone before we started working on her doll. Craig got
me in touch with her (3-way conversation) under the cover of
being a Saucy Walker crazed lady who just liked to talk
about our Saucy Walker dolls that she and I had as a child.
She had no
idea who I really was and she answered all of my questions
so I could then be successful in creating a doll identical
Now for her story: When she was a
child, her family was poor and she had received a 22"
Ideal Saucy Walker for Christmas that her grandmother had
gotten for her. She was so proud of her doll and was
the only girl in her area of town that had a real Saucy
Walker, not a copy as was sold in the 50's but a real one.
Ideal sold their Saucy Walkers for a few dollars more than
all the other walking dolls. So here she was a little
girl from a poor family and she owned a Saucy Walker and the
rich girls did not.
Not long after that, her mother and father
separated and her beloved Saucy Walker was yanked out of her
life by her own father who then gave her doll to his
girlfriend's daughter. She never saw her doll again
and it left her with hurt feelings that carried over into
her adult life. Her son reported that she often she
would cry when she told the story about her doll.
With the information that we had gotten
from her and from Craig, we put together her new Ideal
22" Saucy Walker below.
Yesterday 12-24-09 her new doll had not
arrived at Craig's brother and sister-in-law's home in PA
(Doug and Julia) because of the slower Christmas USPS
mailing system as we all have experienced. Her family
and I were beside ourselves trying to think of what to do
and her family came up with an idea that worked perfectly.
She was taken to her daughter's home and was shown the gift
given to her for Christmas by Craig and his wife Jennifer on
the Internet. The report we received last night was
that this special doll was identical from head to toe as her
own doll all those many years ago. She was in tears
watching our video over and over again. Craig's mom replied
that it is best that her new doll had not arrived at that
moment because with all the Christmas excitement she would
not have been able to give the time needed to focus only on
her doll. So her expectations of the doll's soon
arrival is extending this special Christmas in her life as
she had gotten to the point in her life that this season
never was a good one for her until now.
Thank you family for including SAUCY
WALKER'S CORNER in your mother's life and allowing us to
experience this miracle for your mother. My heart melted
with this story and I owe all the glory to our Heavenly
father who loves us so much he touches even the smallest
areas of our lives.
Dr. Hubby and
Sheryl E. Black
Strawberry Hair 22" Ideal Toy Corp. Saucy Walker
She is a "Dream
Walker" Saucy Walker By: Ideal 22". Like
New, Perfect Restoration.Original Hair, Original
Shoes. Replica Dress, Attached Slip and Onesie.
Replacement Socks. Double Sided Satin Ribbons, stiffened for
display. New Kaiser Doll Stand and an identical
replica Hang Tag. She has dreamy, "Flirty" Blue
Eyes. They move from side to side easily.