Dolls have been my life long hobby – collecting, restoring, and dressing. It started in the
1940s at an early age, 5 or 6, when I was fascinated by dolls I received as gifts. My two
sisters were much older than I was so the dolls became my playmates. I collected many
as I grew up, much fewer as I married and raised a family. Later, with more free time,
I added to my collection. And I still have most of my childhood dolls as well.