“C’mon, Kathleen! I KNOW something’s wrong.” Samantha insisted her sister one day. “No,” said Kathleen. “Nothing’s wrong. Just because I do not want to play right now doesn’t mean I am upset!” Samantha sighed. “Come ON, Kathleen. You gotta tell me.” Kathleen looked up at her sister. “WELL,” she began. “Ever since Josie told me she could find Elsie, it was one thing that wouldn’t come out of my mind. Voices have been taunting me saying, ‘You can never find Elsie. She went out of business,’ and things like that. It’s hard to explain. Things seem to revolve around that lately, in my world. ‘Sigh.’ ” Samantha heart rose a little. “YEAH, ABOUT THAT. You wait here, little angel Kathleen.” Samantha jumped of Madeline’s bed, the place they had been sitting, and ran away.
Hushed voices rose from a far side on in the room.
“So, it’s set?” whispered Samantha. Josefina nodded.
“Yeah, I think she’s out there. You go ahead and get Kathleen.”
Samantha smiled ear to ear. “Oh, can you imagine the look on her face when-”
Josie pressed a finger against her lips. “Hush, we can’t spread a rumor. Just go get Kathleen, I’ll be ready for you.”
“Kathleen, you have got to come with me,” told Samantha to Kathleen the very next minute. “I think I know how to make all your taunting voices leave you. Kathleen followed her sister Sam into the hallway, then stopped. There, far in the dark but more glorious than the rising sun, came coming a small girl. But not just any girl. Beautiful spiral ringlets framed her face and ran down her back. She wore a big fancy dress with bows and frills. And she had, the most kindest, christian eyes that seem to sine through the dark. Kathleen sucked in her her breath.
“Elsie?” She whispered. “OH, ELSIE! OH ELSIE!!!!!!”
“Oh, Kathleen! Shall it be you?” The girl named Elsie Dinsmore shouted. “OMGoodness, Elsie Rebecca Dinsmore! It IS me but I can’t believe you! YOU are here!!! AHH!” The two girls, best friends and twin sisters, danced and jumped. “AHH, KATHLEEN! The Lord is good! For He has brought us together again!!!” The two little godly girls danced and discussed the amazing Lord. The other 8 girls danced in.
In all the fun, Katheen studied her companion’s face. It was precious, and it had shining hazel eyes with eyelashes like spiders. She had color in her cheecks and face and had tiny ringlets circle her face. And she had the prettiest, prettiest, smile. She was smiling. Elsie was glad to be here. With a home that loved her, countless sisters and companions, Kathleen, and Madeline and most importantly the Lord.
After everybody was danced their heads off, Felicity felt like being helpful. “Elsie, is their anything you left in your taxi when you came here? “Elsie stopped to think. “WELL,” she said. “I DO know that Madeline’s parents bought me with four other outfits. I hope the taxi driver hasn’t gone off with them yet. I will go get it.” Felicity stopped her. “Oh no you don’t. You enjoy your time. I will go get them. So, LOL BFFs! BRB!” Elsie suddenly looked lost. “Is there anything ELSE you should tell me? LIKE THE FACT THAT THAT RED-HEAD GIRL JUST SPOKE A FOREIGN LANGUAGE?” Lulu turned to her new little sister. “Calm down, lil’ Elsie. LOL BFFs BRB just stands for ‘Laugh out Loud, Best friend forevers! Be right back!’ So you don’t need to worry, girl. We all speak english here! So, LOL!” Elsie laughed. “OK, I’ll LOL BFFs!”
Felcity came in later with a stack of clothes. “This is it, I think?” she asked Elsie. “Thank you, Miss Felicity. You are a big help. Yes, those are my clothes.” Elsie began taking them out and putting them in her wardrobe that Nick, Madeline’s brother, had made for her. But then she stopped. “I know!” she said. “Let’s all play dress up! You can all use my clothes, I’ve got plenty to share!” And so they did. But first, Kathleen went up to Josefina.
With tears of joy in her eyes, Kathleen sputtered out. “How….how did you this, Josefina??? It’s such a remarkable time. And you were the girl behind it. How did you find Elsie?” Josefina smiled at Kathleen’s interest. “Well, It wasn’t just me, first of all. It was mostly Madeline’s parents. It was Madeline’s birthday and I told them what she wanted. The day after LOF went out of business, Madeline’s dad went to the store, picking up Elsie, before it was too late. But I was taking care of Elsie under the bed in her parent’s room. I nursed her until it was time for her to be given to Madeline! And to you, of course.” Kathleen smiled. “You are wonderful! And so are Madeline’s parents! And mostly God!”
The End-But not of Elsie’s adventures! 😉
BEHIND THE SCENES…
Yes, I got Elsie my birthday, which is October 17. I first opened the clothes and then my parents were like, “sorry. We tried to find her but she was sold out. We can find her soon, though.” I got a little upset because I had hopes of getting Elsie. Then my mom said, “can you get the vaccume cleaner? We have to clean up.” And when I went to get it, there was a box in there just the size for a doll box. And you know the rest of the story! 🙂 Here’s the clothes I got:
From left to right: Kathleen’s feedsack nightgown set with sockies and a blanket ; Violet’s school apron set with hairbow clips; Millie’s school dress set with socks, shoes, and hairbow clips. Bottom: Yellow undergarmet set (not sure who’s).
Last but not least, this is Elsie posing in front of the wardrobe my brother made me for the dolls out of the Elsie box.
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