Hitty Travel Doll

Bert Off the Clock

Bert Off the Clock

Bert has changed his lifestyle since he officially retired.  He has lost 35 pounds.  Instead of sitting at a desk all day, he exercises, plays golf and rides his bike.  Most weeks, he rides about 70 miles.  Some days, he rides all the way to the beach....a round trip of 18 miles. After Bert officially retired, he remodeled our kitchen.  Our condo was built in the 1980's and need some TLC.  By installing an 18" dishwasher instead of the standard 24" size, he was able to add a pull-out trash container.  The new design also includes a snack bar.   Our...

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Introducing Sally and Bert

SallyandBert

Introducing Sally and Bert

Sally and Bert are a retired couple who live in a 55+ Community in Florida.  Bert spends his days golfing, playing pool with friends and riding his bike.  Sally likes to sew and read.  Sally and Bert are members of the Hitty Doll Family.  Hitty is a carved wood travel doll based upon the book Hitty Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field and Illustrated by Dorothy P Lathrop.It won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1930.  Newbery Medal winners never go out of print. The book is narrated by a small doll named Hitty (short for Mehitabel), who...

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Hitty Mariella and Tom Sawyer by AE & Holly Mattos Dolls

AE and Holly Mattos

Hitty Mariella and Tom Sawyer by AE & Holly Mattos Dolls

Hitty Mariella and her friend Tom Sawyer were made by the husband and wife team of AE and Holly Mattos, who live in Thailand. Mariella is carved of Italian Linden Wood by AE and painted with oils by Holly.  Her clothing is hand sewn by Holly.   Mariella is 6.25" tall and is ball jointed at the shoulders and hips and hinge-jointed at the elbows and knees.  Tom is hand carved of Basswood by AE and painted with oils by Holly.  His clothing was hand stitched by Holly.  He stands 7" tall.  Tom's head is swivel-jointed at the neck. He is ball jointed...

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New Members to the Sunny State Hitty Doll Family

Hitty Friends Nat Cooper Hitty

New Members to the Sunny State Hitty Doll Family

By Hitty Gale, a Gale Lyons Hitty In the past few months, we have welcomed new members to our Hitty household in SWFL. Nat Cooper Hitty Mr Geppetto Craftech Hitty Doll Nat Cooper Hitty and Bitty Hitty dolls This Hitty and Bitty Hitty are the creations of Nat Cooper.  Natalie has a Facebook Page and offers her dolls for sale there.   https://www.facebook.com/natcooperdolls/ Mr Geppetto and his pocket Pinocchio Mister Geppetto, also Mastro Geppetto, is a fictional character in the novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. Geppetto is an elderly, impoverished woodcarver and the creator of Pinocchio. This wood...

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Road Trips and Seeing the Sights

Road Trip Things I See On the Road

Road Trips and Seeing the Sights

By Hitty Gale, a Gale Lyons Hitty  Traveling the roads of America can be so much fun.  Oh! The sights we see.  Happy Travels! Early Morning Mist on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Tampa Bay Florida We Follow the Donuts And the Coffee And then....Public Bathrooms Pet Cemetery near Ocala Florida Hello Kitty Car on Interstate 75 Walnut Street Bloomington Indiana  

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