My Friend Jenny by AuntDot


Small (21.9" x 16.4")

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS; 1/20, f/3.5, ISO 1250, focal length 4.5mm
Dedicated to my beloved mother, Rose
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This is the My Friend Jenny doll, put out by Fisher-Price in 1979. This doll belonged to my mother, who passed away in 1983 at age 73. She told me once that she had never had a brand new doll of her own, so I gave her this doll for Christmas. I remember that the doll came with two left shoes instead of a right and a left. It wasn’t too big a deal looking back on it, but my Mom’s first real doll had to be perfect, so I wrote to Fisher-Price and they sent me the correct shoe. Funny the things we remember. The doll is now mine, and she is still in her original clothes, although the elastic in her sleeves and waist is long gone. I think she looks cute with a bit of a “cinemascope” treatment.

FEATURED in Teddy Bears & Friends, April 27, 2013
Top Ten Winner in the “Down Memory Lane” challenge in Just For You – DEDICATIONS, Dec. 16, 2012


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Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely story Dot, cute doll

  • Thanks very much, Trudi. I guess you could say she’s one of my treasures.

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanalmost 2 years ago

    What a wonderful story (and memory for you)! Not a doll I remember, but by 1979 our daughter was 11 and never was much into dolls anyway. Jenny’s sure cute!

  • Thanks Monnie!

    – AuntDot

  • seeya
    seeyaalmost 2 years ago

    What a charming story and such a lovely memory. This is a very sweet appearing doll, one that I am sure your mother cherished-and now so can you. Sandy

  • Thanks so much, Sandy. I appreciate your kind comment.

    – AuntDot

  • Lynda Heins
    Lynda Heinsalmost 2 years ago

    What a wonderful memory of your dear Mother……..and how cute is Jenny!!

  • Thanks so much, Lynda!

    – AuntDot

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™almost 2 years ago

    Such a beautiful memory Dot, and a gorgeous capture of this beautiful doll.

  • Thanks very much, Chris!

    – AuntDot

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks for accepting this into the group, Audrey!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonalmost 2 years ago

    Touching story and beautiful capture.

  • Thanks much, Rosie!

    – AuntDot

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 2 years ago


  • Thanks very much, vigor!

    – AuntDot

  • vigor
    vigorover 1 year ago

    I remember these dolls, they were cute.

  • I think so too! Thanks Viv!

    – AuntDot

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownover 1 year ago

    April 2013

  • Thank you so very much, Polly!

    – AuntDot

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