My Saucy Walker Doll is just a memory.
But a consumingly joyful one.
Like a constellation of smileys.
The Ideal Toy Corporation’s walking doll is my all-time favorite. No wind-up key. No button to push. All I did was walk alongside her and hold her hand, balance her first on one foot, then the other. Or I walked behind her, my hands on her shoulders. Saucy was pretty obedient. If I wanted her to sit, I pushed her legs into a sitting position. You could actually hear her legs snap. (Into position, that is. No SW was ever harmed by this procedure.)
It’s a wonderful toy. It’s Ideal.
Like plastic dexterity puzzles…
and handmade stuffed animals.
Saucy Walker is long gone but I still have everything else. Nothing brings back the nostalgia of childhood and the good old days like vintage toys. Want to relive some of the fun from childhood? Visit Some Bit of Stuff. Some things just never go out of style.
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
And if I die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my toys will break.
So none of the other kids can use ’em….
― Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic