She had spent so long here in the dark! Face first in a plastic bath, covered in dirt and who knows what but finally after all these years she could hear noise coming from out in the old church hall!
Lots of movement and sounds of sweeping and cleaning , men’s voices muffled by the walls, came to her, she started to hope could she finally reach the light once more!

Then a door opened and a faint light reached in but not to where she waited breath held! She heard the men
” It’s a bit iffy in there ”
” Yes probably full of mice and  spider’s”
” Mice ” there others voice trembled ” Let’s leave it for another time”
“Good idea”
the door closed

She tried not to cry , not to give up hope but it was hard ,so hard… after this tiny glimpse of  the world.

A couple of days later once again she heard voices muffled by the walls, this time she just stared down into the dirt and dust in the bath not bothering to listen.
Suddenly the door open again and the faint light spread in nearly reaching where she waited.
A women’s voice said ” Looks pretty dirty under here!”
” Yes ” said the man ” We’d best leave it, mice and things probably”
” Why Vicar! Are you scared of a few of god’s tiny creatures” Laughing she called to the women ” come on ladies let’s see what treasure we can find under this stage”

In her bath she trembled barely able to believe as she was picked up and carried out into the light! She was inspected and tutted over and was about to be put into another box , when the man, the vicar, took hold of her ” My sister collects doll’s that look like her! I’ll send her to her and she can make a donation to the funds for the hall”

And so she was packed still covered in dirt and dust and sent off to Wales where the Vicar’s sister received an unexpected package from her brother , which upon opening she found a very dirty but very relieved
” Hello ” said the woman ” what a wonderful surprise, It’s nice to meet you Constance but lets get you a bath and maybe a trim of your matted hair.Then you can meet the other’s”
Constance breathed a sigh of relief ..she was safe at last !


Good story? Well Constance was found under the stage of the unused ( for many years )  Church hall that the new Vicar decided to see if it was safe to use. The Vicar and the Verger, both men, chickened out of cleaning under the stage , so it was left to the ladies of the parish to clean it out and there face down in a bath , dirty and with matted hair lay a mid 70’s Sasha which was sent off to the Vicar’s sister.

Who gave her a clean and a trim and loaned her some of her other Sasha’s clothes and gave her the name of Constance.She arrived the same day as Marnie arrived here also covered in dirt , so I was told of her arrival.
Now Constance’s new mum is a follower of Hattie and so she introduced Constance to this blog and Connie’s been getting up to speed in what’s been happening while she was left under the stage for so many years.

Here is Connie’s photo that she very kindly said I could show , even though she is still very shy, not being used to people yet.

What a beauty!

Here she is wearing her brother Emry’s  sweater and dungarees.

Her new mum offered to donate a fair sum for Connie but they would only accept £15, yes that’s correct fifteen pounds.
But the best thing is that Connie no longer waits under the stage in the dark , now she can enjoy the light and her new mum can enjoy it with her.