Smiles cross my face as I make an attempt to answer this
particular question. We both are Christians and love our Lord with all
that we are about. In the flesh we are decent folks who tend to be very
much the perfectionists. So much so that we may add a week to your
doll's shipment back to you in the slight event that Dr. Hubby finds something
he was not aware of on your doll and refuses to let her go until that problem
is solved by him. He wants you to know that he will let you know what
she needs on her body and if he finds something on her he will then tell ME
to talk to you about it and just about insist that you agree that he should
repair whatever it is. We answer to God alone so no fear of anything
being created by us for any reason or any extra fee. Believe me, we do
fear the Lord.
Let me begin by telling you that I, Sheryl Elaine Hale Black,
am a Web Designer. I have been since 1998 and have founded a few
sites such as http://thescripturetree.com
and nd http://thescripturetreeshop.com
which now is http://saucywalkerscorner.com
and also I have created web sites I don't even remember for others over the
I converted our
"The Scripture Tree Shop" into the vintage Doll Hospital because of my mother's passing in June of 2008. I started this doll Web Site in the memory of
my Mother, Mary Nell Hale. She loved these dolls and through her I have
learned that they are precious and really do have a spirit of their own.
I have also learned that the world of dolls can actually bring happiness to
women and from that joy that we feel, healing is possible for our bodies.
Look at them close and see the joy they have brought to a child who imagined
them to be real. They may be old, but their spirit is still alive. My
prayers go with each and every one I have restored, that they might bring joy
to their new owners. It is my guess that as long as I live and while
there are still dolls on this earth that need our help I shall by the grace of
God be able to continue along side my husband, Caroll Don Black, lovingly
known as Dr. Hubby or Cary to restore them and bring loving memories back to
Now who is this
husband of mine? Caroll Don Black, Cary and or Dr. Hubby? He is
the most amazing and intelligent man I and even my own mother, who lived with
us, have ever known. Mom was quite the intellect all her life until she
met her match...her son-in-law. My heavens they would talk for hours on
end. I have had an office at home for ten years and Cary, as he was
known by Mom before she passed would walk straight by me sitting at my desk,
not a peep from her to me, straight to Cary to ask him or tell him the simplest
thing. I would sit there with mouth open as my eyes followed her to him
here in our shop and from him and back out the shops' door. One would think her mother did not like
her daughter? Not really. she so admired her son-in-law called
"Cary" that I thought mostly how blessed I am to have a man in my
life so close to God and who would be the FIRST one I had ever seen her be so
taken up with. I truly am grateful.
Okay, now who is
he vocation wise? He is a specialist machinist, working and wanted by
many companies from coast to coast because of his expertise. We did do our
share of traveling over the years. He is also a man who worked along
side the crew that created the Hubble Telescope at N.A.S.A. at the The
Redstone Arsenal located in Huntsville, Alabama. This is one of their
locations, they do have quite a few. Now think on this: He is also
a man deeply in love with guns and knives? Does this give you an idea
that this man with this background could EVER want to work on dolls? HA!
When I began
this business, I would spend anywhere from 12 to 14 hours every day of the
week for one year UNTIL a few months ago as I was finishing the first Shirley
Temple doll repair on our site's front page. This is when I began to
feel a wee but strange. To make a long story shorter, my Doctor's frank
and unyielding suggestion to me was to STOP IT!! This man I call "My Husband" and lovingly now whom I
call "Dr. Hubby" immediately came to my rescue or this business and
the new lives of many dolls would be out the window. So thank you Dr.
Hubby! God's love shines brightly through you each and every moment of
our lives together.
Although he had
helped me with the Shirley Temple doll he had not fully gotten into the Saucy
Walker Dolls as I was until now. So for those of you who care to know
who does what here: I am the repairing of the eyes specialist, I also
salvage the wigs, I clean the faces and I re-string the whole bodies on the composition dolls. (Well I use to
re-string them...Dr. Hubby just took away my re-stringing job as well...hum?
That is okay..He Cannot Repair The Eyes...that is my secret for now anyway...I
will jump up and down for joy if he ever sits still long enough to learn that
one!!) I dress them, and make
all the bows and stiffen them for display. I order supplies and do all
the web work. I also spend two hours packaging the doll for shipment, each
doll. My daughter will paint the mouths if needed but Dr. Hubby"
Does the rest which is taking the heads off, sanding, fillers, cracks, seam
splits, painting with the ""Air Brush" gluing, blushing, eye
shadow, and he takes the walkers apart to make sure the walking
mechanism is perfect.
We have five
adult children and three granddaughters and two grandsons between us and one Black Lab
and one spoiled Shih Tzu and a home that has for three years housed
not only us and our business and tons of vintage dolls but my mother, a few adult kids
and a grand daughter and a son. So
that is who we are all in a nutshell, a rather large one at that. God
Bless you for taking your time to read this small book.