Lady G loves certain dolls and certain stuffed animals. Lionheart cannot for the life of him figure out which ones she likes but maybe this will help you, dear reader: Lady G collects Gund stuffed animals, and Steiff when she can afford it, and the occasional irresistible Beanie Baby but those are few and far between. In addition she likes anything squeezable and not too silly or too cute in a stylized way, and is partial to deep colors, such as a realistic red fur, or black.
Lady G has made two dolls in her life. One she gave away as a house gift to strangers who kindly invited her to a Seder, before she knew Lionheart, and one she gave to Lionheart before she knew him very well. She is not by any means adept at such crafts; in fact she still has no clue what she is or was doing.
When Lady G was a child, she never owned a Barbie doll, nor did she wish to do so. She had, instead, a Princess Anne doll, about the same size as a Barbie but with a little more meat on her bones and short curly hair. These days, Lady G favors porcelain dolls. (Her late best friend, Erik, claimed to collect Hummel figurines but Lady G is not so sure about this.)
When Lady G was seven and a half years old, she and her family moved to a brand new community; some of the houses on her block were not even quite built yet. Nevertheless, some were, and young Lady G eagerly circled the block, calling out to any children she saw, either on the sidewalk, in the street or even up in the windows of the completed houses: "Would you like to be my friend?" When she got to the third corner (almost home) she encountered a girl slightly younger than herself: Betsy M. They struck up a conversation on a topic of mutual interest: pets. Lady G had a parakeet (Beebee, who would, on command, peck at a spoon until it toppled off the dining room table -- this was considered by the entire household to be an advanced trick, and Beebee was compelled to show off for visitors all and sundry) and Betsy, she said, had a multitude of pets. Would Lady G like to come see? Lady G certainly would. Her disappointment was minimal when Betsy's pets turned out to be stuffed animals, for this represented another abiding interest of Lady G's.
For a while, Lady G habitually visited Betsy at her home, and in Betsy's bedroom, in Betsy's bed, the two children played happily with Betsy's considerable collection, which, Lady G recalls, included a cat toy made of rabbit fur, and smelling strongly of same. The girls were best friends. Then, one day, Lady G showed up at Betsy's door and was not permitted to enter. "My mommy says you can't come in," said Betsy, "unless you say you love Jesus Christ."
"I can't say that," said Lady G, a Jew.
"Just say it," pleaded Betsy. "You don't have to mean it. If you say it, you can come in!"
"I can't do that," said Lady G, sadly.
The two children never played together again.
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