Friday, December 14, 2007

The 25 Posts of Christmas: Day 14

Another Great item from the Sears Wishbook:
This item was a very special and bizarre part of my childhood. I went through a phase where I wanted nothing more than to have a brother. Unfortunately, I had one sister and after me, my mom was not able to have any more children. Then I heard about this television show called SOAP where a character on the show had a dummy that he referred to as a brother. Being the impressionable child that I was, I asked for this dummy that was advertised in the Sears Catalogue. It was called Willie Talk. A play on words that never hit me until I was well past this stage of my life and kept the dummy in a box in a closet. Anyway, I received him for Christmas and took him with me everywhere, always referring to him as my brother Willie. This worked rather well until I dropped him and his mouth caved into his head. I was able to pull out the mouth and put it back in place, but since the fall had broken one of the points that kept his mouth in place, if I pulled the cord on the back too hard, the mouth would go back into the head again. Eventually, as I stated above, Willie Talk found his way into a box in my closet where he stayed until years later when I tossed him.

3 comments:

Ladytink_534 said...

It looks like Edger Bergman's Charlie McCarthy.

Erick Monsterama2000 said...

I had a Willie Talk dummy also when I was a kid. I also had Mortimer Snerd and Howdy Doody dummies. The only one I still have is Mortimer, but he's missing his lower jaw.

Doc Bullfrog said...

I don't know why, but your story about the dummy's mouth caving into the back of his head keeps making me giggle out loud. Sorry to laugh, it was probably devistating to young Dartman, but gosh darn it, I find the whole thing very amusing.

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