The 4th of July celebrates our country’s independence in 1776.
In 1776, The doll Felicity would be ten years old, lived in Virginia, and grew up before the start of the American Revolution. Felicity was involved in a lot of activities on how to act like a young lady. For example, she had lessons on the proper way to serve tea to guests, and Felicity got invited to a dance lesson at the Governor’s Palace. Even though she was expected to act like a young lady, she preferred to spend time outdoors riding her horse, Penny.
Kaya would be 21 years old in 1776. She lived in The Pacific Northwest and grew up as a courageous Nez Perce girl (Native American). Kaya lived in a tepee or a longhouse, depending on the season. Kaya is adventurous, loves nature and animals, and she’s patient. She has a dog named Tatlo and a horse named Appaloosa.
Felicity had a different lifestyle than Kaya during that time frame. Felicity was expected to wear dresses and attend etiquette lessons, while Kaya moved around a lot with her tribe. Even though they had different lifestyles, Felicity and Kaya had in common being independent, spending time outside, and having a love for animals.
I can’t decide which doll I like better. Fortunately, I get to work with both dolls.
My life is different from Felicity’s and Kaya’s life. It is different because I have the technology and can have fun and be myself. It makes me appreciate my life more.
If you are interested in learning more about the amazing stories around dolls like Kaya and Felicity, you can visit our resale boutique and find a variety of hidden treasures that tell a lot of stories.
The trainees, staff, volunteers, and collaborators at Girl AGAin wish you a happy Fourth of July filled with fun times with family and friends!