Not too long after I got married, my maternal grandmother went through a doll making phase. Among others, she made a Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy set that she kept. After she died in 2001, Ann and Andy went to live with my aunt, who lives in a small house and she recently decided that the dolls needed to go to another home. They were sitting on my mom's sun room sofa when we arrived, and before the evening was over, Mom asked if would like them.
With the traditional sentiment embroidered by my Grandma herself on both of the dolls...how could I not?
It was like bringing home hugs from Grandma. I'm not sure where I'll end up putting them, and the clothes could use a bit of freshening, but just seeing them makes me smile a sunshower sort of smile.