Sunday, June 16, 2013

Long Beach Peninsula House

Barbara and Betty at Grandma and Grandpa Smith's at Christmas. I think I was 8 years old but don't remember. We loved these dolls and grandma made the dresses and knit the sweater, caps and booties. I remember one time, Betty insisted that "Toodles" had a cold and she rubbed Vicks all over her chest. From that day on, we could tell which doll was which and which was hers and which was mine. The Vicks really discolored the cloth body of the doll. Grandma always gave us a new doll at Christmas.
These pictures were taken on the boardwalk in front of the house. You can see a bit of the Christmas tree in the window. The house was on the Peninsula in Long Beach with Alamitos Bay on one side and the ocean on the other. One time, during a terrible storm, before Long Beach put in the breakwater, a big log was washed up by the huge waves and it went right through the front window. They don't have tides anymore since the breakwater.

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