She napped with them and last night at bedtime asked for the 'friends'. I went in to check on her and ensure she had a blanket and found her and the friends in the dark sitting on her pillow.
Miss Lucy seemed pretty pleased with herself. I had to run downstairs and grab the camera. I think my grandmother would be pleased that the dolls are getting a second life.
I did ditch most of the clothes as they were extremely tattered and seriously out of style. I may have been the only kid in 1973 with Raggedy Ann dressed like Maude. Lucky me, I had about 6 color coordinating polyester pant suits with bum covering vests. So kicky! My grandmother made a lot of her own clothes, partly out of frugality and partly out of a desire to have clothes that fit her frame. She was a tall woman with a generous bust. I don't remember her shopping for anything other than coats, undergarments, shoes and stockings. I think she made everything else. Now that I think about it, Raggedy Ann and Andy each had outfits that matched something in my grandmother's closet. The barbies did too. It must have been difficult to sew tiny polyester pants for Barbie, but my grandmother did it. Thanks Elsie! Miss you.