Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday, Chatty Cathy & Casper the Friendly Ghost

Chatty Cathy
& Casper the Friendly Ghost
Christmas ca. 1961


SpeakUp Librarian said...

Your photo reminds me of the Talking Tina episode of the Twilight Zone my son and I watched during the New Years Day marathon.

I'm sure your Chatty Cathy was much nicer than Talking Tina!

Taylorstales-Genealogy said...

SpeakUpLibrarian (Friend!) thank you for your comment. Don't you think Casper reminds you of the Pillsbury Dough Boy? Sort of?

SpeakUp Librarian said...

If he were wearing a toque and had his hands on his hips, maybe...
My sister had a Pillsbury Dough boy doll (not plastic but cloth) and I was jealous. She also got a Dressy Bessy doll. Remember those? The doll had "clothes" sewn on that featured buttons, zippers, snaps, ties, etc...for young children to practice on. I was even more jealous of her for having that one. Even though I was older and presumably could dress myself independently. I'll have to send her your post.

Becky Jamison said...

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Lori said...

I love this photo. I had and still have (even though she is a little worse for wear) Chatty Cathy, but she is a brunette. She talked until I decided I wanted to give her a bath when I was about 5 years old. Poor thing was never the same again! Do you still have yours?

Taylorstales-Genealogy said...

No Chatty Cathy is gone. I am not sure whatever happened to her. I know I did have her for a long, long, time because my beloved Mother MADE lots of clothes for her. Do you remember Betty Bows? I still have her, although her left arm is badly damaged from age. She was made of rubber! Thanks for commenting!

The Family

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck

Genealogy Pox, author unknown


SYMPTOMS: Continual complaint as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has a blank expressions, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries and courthouses.
Has a compulsion to write letters. Swears at mailman when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins, and remote desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls and hides phone bills from spouse. Mumbles to self. Has strange, faraway look in eyes.


TREATMENT: Medication is useless. This disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogical magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house where he/she can be alone.

REMARKS: The unusual nature of this disease is that the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she enjoys it!