Friday, June 28, 2019

Remembering Sara


Daddy Steve:  Today is the 106th anniversary of the birth of Sara Doggart, owner of the Frido/Trendon Corporation which produced the English Serie Sasha dolls from 1966-1986.  If Sasha Morgenthaler was the mother of Sasha & Gregor dolls, then it's fair to say that Sara was their godmother.  

Without her persistence and dedication, it's entirely possible that the only Sasha dolls we would have today would be the relatively small population of studio dolls and the 1960s Gotz production.  Sara and her husband John Doggart truly realized Sasha M's dream of making her doll available to the masses.

Remembering our English mother.  We love you, Sara!

Sasha and Miguel study the issue of Graphis Magazine that inspired the Doggarts to make Sasha dolls.  The article on Sasha Morganthaler's studio dolls is actually quite brief.  We think the fact that it so inspired Sara is a testament to her own artistic vision.

In her long life Sara Doggart experienced struggles and tragic loss, but her enduring legacy is one of great accomplishment.

In honor of Sara's heritage, the kids are offering a toast to her memory with Russian tea.

All: To Sara!

Friday, June 21, 2019

A Session With Dr. Kaveh

Kaveh: So, Peter, what have you been thinking about?
Pete Dakota: I don't know.  Nothing, I guess.
Kaveh: BR and Nicholas both told me that you've been a bit jumpy lately.  Tell me about that.

Pete: There's nothing to tell.  BR promised he'd help me pack for our trip, but worked on his dumb ol' motorcycle instead.

Kaveh: He did come to help, though, didn't he?  And he apologized for losing track of time?

Pete: Yes, but...
Kaveh: Are you all packed?  Or, at least have your clothes sorted out?

Pete: >small sob<  I'm sorry...

Kaveh: You've nothing to be sorry about.  You're a good guy who's a little overwhelmed.  So, tell me, what's got you so rattled?  It's not about the packing, is it?
Pete: No, it's not.  I'm scared...
Kaveh: Tell me what's got you scared.

Pete: The airplane!  I'm scared of the airplane and flying!

Kaveh: Now we've got it!  Excellent work, Peter.  Give me just a minute would you?
Pete: >sniffles< O-okay.

Kaveh: This is Daddy Steve's model plane.  We'll get you through this.  Let's talk...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Ladies' Man

Daphne: Hi Louisette.  Where are you off to?
Louisette: Some of ze boys have invited me to hang out wiz zem.  I zink zey want to try to impress me.
Meghan: Have fun, dear.

Meghan: I hope she doesn't expect too much...

Charles: Hey, Louisette, meet my pet frog Hopalong!
Louisette: Well, I...
Mikko: Louisette, check out my sweet boxing moves!
Louisette: Oh, yes...
Frank: Look at this, Louisette.  I can shove a whole donut in my mouth.
Louisette: Mon Dieu!

Emile: Enchanté, Mademoiselle.  Je suis Emile.  Would you care to see our view of Montmarte?
Louisette: Oh, j'adore a view parisienne!  But, can one see Montmarte from here?
Emile: >Ahem<  Well, one can if one uses one's imagination, n'est-ce pas?  Come, my sweet.

Charles: Uh, what just happened?

Emile: Zat, mes amis, ees how eet ees done!  >Sniff!<

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Girl In The Garden 4

Flower or weed?   Valerie reckons it all depends on your perspective.

Valerie: Make a wish!

Friday, June 7, 2019

Prepping for Cincinnati (BR and Pete Dakota)

Daddy John:  Things in Gregoropolis today are not cool, calm, or collected...

Pete Dakota: You promised!  You said you'd help me!

Benjamin Roy: I said I was sorry!  I lost track of time working on my motorcycle!  I'm here now!

Pete Dakota: You like that dumb ol' bike more than me!  
BR: >Sigh<  I'm here now, Pete.  I'll help pack.
Pete Dakota: Mmmmff.

BR decides to try the 'peace offering' tactic...

BR: Look, I bought you your own motorcycle jacket.  So we can go riding together.

Pete Dakota: ...
BR: ...
Pete Dakota: For me?
BR: Of course!  Who else would I want to take on my bike?
Pete Dakota: Well, it is a nice jacket.  And it feels pretty cool...
BR: I knew you'd like it.

Pete Dakota: That's not the point!

Pete Dakota: Here's what you can do with the jacket!
BR: >Sigh<

Will the best buddies make up before the big Sasha Fest in 3 weeks?  I guess we'll know when we see who shows up with me in Ohio!

Meanwhile, Stephen Orange and Nicholas Sahara have escaped to the backyard for some quiet...

Stephen Orange: There. This is more like it, isn't it Nicholas?
Nicholas: Too true, Stephen, too true.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019