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The little girl with the green bonnet was a character i latched onto as teen. Her name was Holly Hobbie.Dad even carried Hollie Hobbie Wallpaper i purchased from his store.

Wikipedia has the background:

Holly Hobbie (born Denise Holly Ulinskas,[1]:102 1944) is an American writer, watercolorist[2]:127 and illustrator.[3] It is also the name of a fictional character created by her.

In the late 1960s, at the encouragement of her brother-in-law,[2]:128 Hobbie sold distinctive artwork of a cat-loving, rag dress-wearing little girl in a giant bonnet to American Greetings in Cleveland, Ohio. The artwork, based on Hobbie’s own children and with rustic New England style of a bygone era,[2]:128 became popular, and her originally nameless[3] character (identified earlier as “blue girl”) became known as Holly Hobbie. As a contract artist, Hobbie worked with the Humorous Planning department at American Greetings under art director Rex Connors, who was responsible for launching “blue girl” as the most identifiable of the Hobbie characters.


Who remembers these?




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