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Mrs. Beasley
by Mattel
Mrs. Beasley


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This memory was added on: July 8, 2012

I don't ever remember not having my Mrs. Beasley. I must have been 3 or 4 when I got her and she was my constant companion ever since. One night when I was about 7 my parents and I went to one of their friends homes for dinner. They lived about 30 miles away from our house. After we got home I realized that I had left Mrs. Beasley there. I was so upset I wouldn't go to bed, so my Dad had to drive all the way back to get her for me!

Stacey S.


This memory was added on: July 21, 2011

I got my Ms Beasely for Christmas when I was little. I can remember holding her in one arm sucking my thumb and rubbing my knee with the other hand. Then my brother decided he wanted to see what made her talk. So he cut her open and that was the end of my Ms Beasley doll.

Tam-O


This memory was added on: July 21, 2011

I received this doll for Christmas 1971. It was never an absolute favorite. Eventually, the plastic face became dirty and slightly sinister looking. In short - the doll creeped me out. I would deliberately leave her places in hopes of losing her. My family eventually caught on & it became a favorite to say, "Barbara, you forgot Mrs. Beasley!" Someone would fetch her for me. Ugh.

Barbara S.


This memory was added on: July 21, 2011

I had 2 Mrs. Beasley dolls 1 was about 3 inches tall and the other was the regular size. I would carry her around in my pocket and bring her to school with me. The other one I would ride on my bike and take to the store with me I would tell her all my secrets too. I liked it when I owned her my family was whole family, then later my mom and dad split up, dad moved far away. It was a very sad time, and during the move I not only lost my dad, but I lost my Mrs. Beasley dolls too. :*( ..... I hope to get one soon!

Cheryl S


This memory was added on: April 18, 2010

In the 70's when she came out, I received new glasses which happen to look like her glasses. To this day the love of my life of 38 years still remembers me wearing them in elementary school. . We laugh of this often. A great memory..

Lynette
Sent from my iPod


This memory was added on: June 26, 2009

I had two Mrs. Beasley dolls. My older brother decided he wanted the voice boxes out of them and convinced me to play surgery so he could cut out the voice boxes. Each time he tried to tell me she needed the surgery and would be okay without them. My mom was really mad over the second one. I never received another. I was devastated.

PS


This memory was added on: June 26, 2009

I will never forget when i got her.....it was Christmas 1973. I was an only child until i was 18 so she was more than just a doll to me she was my friend and my sister. I took her every where down the shore, to the store, I even took her to school as my very first show and tell. I still have her, her cape gone, glasses long gone (drew new ones on those too are gone), skirt gone, but the love for her always still here. I had sons so i never got a daughter to share her with, but I did get a baby sister when I was 18 but she never got what i saw in her.......she could be anything i wanted her to be. She comforted me when I was sad and she was the first thing i ran to when i was happy. She's been tucked away in my closet where she has been since i got married 15 years ago I do get her out from time to time with fond memories.

Schreiner93


This memory was added on: May 3, 2009

Here's my favorite memory:

We had a really nice, overweight cousin named Nancy. Nancy always tried to keep a good sense of humor about her weight. One day she came over to our house & Mrs. Beasley was kind of hidden under a cushion on our couch. Nancy plopped down on her & Mrs. Beasley said "my but you're getting to be a big girl"! We all had a big laugh, including good natured Nancy. That was in 1969 & today, we still say, "Do you remember when.........?"


MJ
Niceville, FL


This memory was added on: May 3, 2009

We moved unexpectedly to Colorado in 1973 and all of my toys were left behind. Our family was poor and some friends showed pity on our family and gave us a bunch of toys that Christmas. I was moving beyond dolls, but somehow Mrs. Beasley's kind, bespectacled face made me feel safe and loved. Us kids were weird, though - we staged a wedding where Mrs. Beasley got married to our stuffed Grover (from Sesame Street) doll.

Linda
1961


This memory was added on: March 13, 2009

I loved my Mrs. Beasley !!! I still have her today.I remember I would not get a picture taken at the studio unless Mrs. Beasley was in the pic with me.I think that is my mom's favorite picture of me as a kid.

Diane
1970


This memory was added on: March 13, 2009

My father, pregnant mother and entire family of 4 girls were on a trip from Fredericton, NB to Calgary AB. We were rearended by a drunk driver. I got a broken leg, my sister got a broken nose, and another sister had to have brain surgery. My other sister didn't have anything wrong with her at all. The point of the matter is, when we all came out of the hospital, except the sister that had brain surgery, and the sister that was born during the accident, my father bought me a Buffy doll that had a minature Mrs. Beazley doll with it. While we waited for my mother and sisters to get out of the hospital, I played with the dolls for hours on end.

Finally the family was together, noone was hurt and we were on our way. Everyone except Mrs. Beazley. In the flurry of the reunion and the fact that my father (who was in the military at the time) had to be in Calgary at a certain time, I left Mrs. Beazley in the hotel room. I never saw her again, but I always knew that she had a major role in my life. Somehow she helped me get over the hard times. Just like on the show. I loved her very much.

Just recently my sister with the brain surgery found this Mrs. Beazley doll. I think it's really great, but the memories I have are really about the little Mrs. Beazley. I really miss her. Although I appreciate the thought, I can't bring myself to look at her. But how great is that. My sister found it just for me.


Ms. R


This memory was added on: January 27, 2009

Mrs. Beasley. Oh the memories! I got mine when I was 8 years old. She was the best friend a girl could ever have. Tragically, a jealous older cousin of mine wrote profanities all over her beautiful face causing quite an uproar in my Italian Catholic household. I pleaded with my family to believe that I did not do it, but was punished quite severely, the worst being that my Mrs. Beasley was discarded like a piece of trash. I knew my cousin was the culprit as she always had a mean streak. She always was like that. Finally, because I am much wittier than she, I got her to confess on a hidden cassette recorder and played it to my family after Christmas dinner. She was punished, forced to buy me a new Mrs. Beasley and I lived happily ever after! She, on the other hand, turned to a life of crime and poverty. Just goes to show ya - never mess with Mrs. Beasley!

jkiss


This memory was added on: January 1, 2009

Its hard to believe that I still have my original Mrs. Beasley doll. The voice no longer works when you pull the string, but I have it to remember all the good times of my childhood. My mother surprised me with it when she sold her house and moved. There it was in storage all these years. She had given it to me to store it in my new home after I got married. At the time she gave it to me we both laughed remembering how I used to sleep with it every night and drag her everywhere with me.. I remember when I First got the Beazley doll from my parents for a Chanukah present. I was 4 years old and I had found out that I needed to wear glasses. I was a short little girl with big brown pigtails and was not pleased about having to wear glasses all the time (biphocals back then).

Mrs. Beasley helped me through some of the teasing, that I experienced back then while in school as she had glasses herself.

I only remember how happy and safe she made me feel.

Audrey K.
1965


This memory was added on: January 1, 2009

When I was a little girl, I had a Mrs. Beasley. When we moved from the city to the country, leaving behind all my friends, Mrs. Beasley became my very best friend. Bless her heart, she had a rough way to go. Her glasses, apron and collar were gone. I'd added Magic Marker red lipstick and written my name on her head. Then, one cold winter day, I went out to play in the snow and when I came back, Mrs. Beasley's head and hair were melted - I'd left her laying against the wood stove. I cried forever, but continued to carry Mrs. Beasley with me everywhere until my mom finally got rid of her.

On Christmas Eve this year, my husband gathered the family around and handed me a big box. I never expected to find Mrs. Beasley inside! When I pulled her out, my mother, aunt and I all burst into tears and yelled, "Mrs. Beasley!" My husband spent two months tracking down an original Mrs. Beasley ‹ with all original accessories intact and had the voice box repaired. After listening to us reminisce about my first Mrs. Beasley, he laughed and said, "I could have saved some money if I'd have known she was in such bad shape BEFORE she melted!"

What a wonderful Christmas! My husband gave me back one of my happiest childhood memories!

Kate


This memory was added on: December 22, 2008

Mine is a sweet bitter story. I was over the top when my daddy bought a new best Friend for me when I was a very young child. My Mrs. Beasley was not a doll or a toy she was my best Friend.

I grew up surrounded by domestic violence so she kept me safe and sane. I can't remember the time span exactly as I have memory blocks. However we were on our way to Stamford Tx. to get my brothers new dog. On the way home to Abilene the dog threw up on her. My parents threw her out the window, my dad promised to buy me a new one. I was my dad's princess so I knew he would. But life took me for a loop. My father was murdered in front of me. I lost my daddy and my best Friend when I was nine on fathers day. I have never bought myself another one. Would love too but am unable. Some day I might. I do love reading all the letters to know she was there for so many.


Christina
1968


This memory was added on: December 22, 2008

I had a Mrs. Beasley doll for many years. She had several holes in her and my mother would patch her up. But the memory that stays with me the most is....

My prissy cousin Judy was younger than me and she had a Mrs. Beasley doll. She drew all over Mrs. Beasley's face and told the whole family that I did it!!! Everyone was mad at me and would not believe me when I denied it! I still feel sad when I think about that! Aunt Pat, I DIDN'T DO IT!!


Terri


This memory was added on: November 26, 2008

I received Mrs. Beasley when I was 4 years old. Family Affair was, and still is, my favorite show. Mrs. Beasely went everywhere with me, faithfully, until I was 10. Then my mom said I had to get rid of her. I cried and cried for months about that and finally, on my 11th birthday, my mom gave me a new Mrs. Beasley. She contacted the manufacturer and had one specially made for a forlorn little girl. I still have her today. Oh, and by the way it just worked out that my husband of 20 years is named Jody and his baby pictures looked just like Jody on Family Affair.


This memory was added on: November 26, 2008

My sister will be turning 40 in Dec 08 and my children and I will surprise her with a Mrs. Beasley. I just received a picture from my mom with a shinning face of my 3 month old lying in her crib with a Mrs. Beasley doll who glasses were drawn on because the doll used to be mine and I lost the glasses so my father drew them on with permanent black marker. My mother said when I was little I wanted a real baby and she would put the doll next to my sister and have me choose which one I wanted. Since my sister cried all the time I always choose Mrs. Beasley. I am going to put this picture on her cake and MM's party favors. This is going to be a birthday she will never forget.

Gayla J.
Wyandanch, NY


This memory was added on: November 26, 2008

I received my Mrs. Beasley for my 5th birthday in 1969. That is all I wanted in the world and I was so excited to get her. She went everywhere with me. She has an imprint of my bicycle chain on one of her feet. When I became too old to play with her anymore she sat on my bed. She has tiny sprinkles of green paint across her nose from my mother painting my room. When I was 12 we went on vacation and left her. Our dogs got her off my bed and chewed the stuffing out of her arms. My mother used black patches to put her back together again. I am working on getting her freshened. My sons made me put her in a closet because she creeps them out.

Dianne


This memory was added on: November 26, 2008

I remember getting a Mrs. Beasley doll when I was probably four. My fifth birthday was a Mrs. Beasley cake. I loved that doll and she was my truly best friend. I remember the first time I lost her I took her for show and tell in kindergarten and forgot her made my dad go all the way back to the school and thanked god the teacher was still there but I got my doll the second time I was playing outside and a thunderstorm came out of no where and my mom rushed us in the house and I left Mrs. Beasley by the swing. She was ruined. I cried for days until my grandmother bought me a new one. When my parents divorced and we moved is when I think I lost her for good. I remember packing her and she just disappeared. Never seen her again. I am 43 now and have introduced my 2 year old grand daughter to Mrs. Beasley, Cissy, Buffy and Jody and she is in love with the show and the doll she will be getting one for Christmas this year.

Sharon Tabler BSW, LSW
FDS Columbus , Ohio


This memory was added on: October 26, 2008

I think I was about 6 or 7 years old when I got my Mrs. Beasley. From the first day I got her, she was my best friend. She slept with me every night and she went everywhere with me. When I got married (at 26) and bought a home with my new husband, Mrs. Beasley, of course, came with us. One night, not too long after getting a new puppy, I heard chewing sounds coming from my bedroom. To my horror, my new puppy was chewing on Mrs. Beasley's hands! It was late at night and I can still remember calling my Mother, sobbing, trying to explain what had happened. That was the last night Mrs. Beasley slept in my bed. She now sits on a shelf in my bedroom. Her hands are damaged, her fabric is starting to deteriorate, and she has glue and "stitches" all over her from my brothers many "operations" on her, but I still love her just as much as I did the very first day I got her!

Kelly A.
Prince Frederick, MD


This memory was added on: October 26, 2008

WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL I HAD A MRS. BEASLEY DOLL AND I LOVED HER. MY MOTHER USE TO TELL ME SHE WAS UGLY, BUT I DIDN'T BELIEVE HER. I HAD LOST HER AND MY SISTERS TOLD ME TWO STORIES ABOUT WHERE SHE WENT. ONE WAS THE DOG ATE HER, AND THE OTHER WAS SHE WAS THROWN IN THE OVEN. SAD TO SAY I NEVER SAY HER AGAIN. I AM DETERMINE TO GET HER BACK AGAIN, BUT I DON'T WANT THE ONE WITH SHERYL LADD'S VOICE, IT'S NOT THE SAME.

I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR A RIDE ON TOY THAT MY NEPHEW HAD WHEN HE WAS A LITTLE BOY. BACK IN THE 70'S HE HAD A GOOD HUMOR ICE CREAM TRUCK, WITH A BELL, HAT, THREE HARD PLASTIC ICE CREAM IN THREE COLORS, FAKE MONEY AND IT WAS THE CUTEST THING I EVER SAW. I THINK I LOVED IT MORE THEN HE DID.

THANK YOU,
CHRISTINE WEBB


This memory was added on: September 19, 2008

I never got a Mrs. Beasley doll. But I do remember watching Family Affair and Buffy's doll. One time I went to visit relatives out in the country and I saw a little girl with a Mrs. Beasley. Boy, was I jealous! I never got one, and now that I'm much older I can't afford one. I wanted to post here to write down the phrases (I don't think this is all of them) she said to help all of you who had her to remember: (I got the info from an ebay auction).

"You May call me Mrs. Beasley, would you like to play?"
"Long ago I was a little girl just like you!"
"Speak a little louder dear, so Mrs. Beasley can hear you"
"Do You want to know a secret? I know one"
"If you could have three wishes,what would you wish for?"
"Would You like to try on my glasses? You may if you wish"
"It would be such fun to play jump rope, don't you think?"
"Gracious me your getting to be such a big girl"
"I do think You're the nicest little friend I ever had"
"If you were a little smaller I could rock you to sleep"

- Lori
Long Island, NY


This memory was added on: September 19, 2008

Growing up I had spent a lot of time in and out of hospitals because of a heart condition and my parents were always fighting about something. I remember one year getting a Mrs. Beasley doll from Santa, well she became my best friend and went every where with me, we were inseparable.

A few weeks ago my father and his new wife were over for a visit. He mentioned a time when I was little and very ill that he would get mad at my mother for her not making me wear a hat out in the cold. While telling this story he laughed and said that because of the fighting I would where this blue polka dot handkerchief on my head to make them happy and to end the fighting.

You see he wasn’t the greatest father and while he told this story it saddened me. I hated to wear hats and still do to this day, it wasn’t my mothers fault that wearing them makes me feel confined. But one thing that made me laugh was when he had mentioned the blue polka dot handkerchief I wore on my head for what it was, was not a handkerchief but Mrs. Beasley’s apron that I wore on my head to stop the fighting.

Today I was at a flea market my town and there sitting was Mrs. Beasley . I took off her apron and put it on my head, my husband just looked at me strangely and as I explained the story to him an elder woman stood listening with a smile.

I still might go back to purchase my old time friend, even though I am older I didn’t realize how much I missed her until the story and then I saw her again. However her glasses are missing and her voice box no longer works.

Sheryl
1969


This memory was added on: August 2, 2008

I received my Mrs. Beasley doll for Christmas 1969. I was 7 years old and had just lost my Mom to cancer. It was difficult for my Dad to keep my teenage brother and sister under control, much less worry about me so I was packed off to “visit” various family members and friends. Mrs. Beasley was my constant companion. She was with me on many, many nights when I cried myself to sleep from being homesick. One family friend had three little girls close to my age and I spent a great deal of time at their house. At night, the girls would put their pillows over their heads and tell me to shut up, stop crying and go to sleep – but I didn’t care. I had Mrs. Beasley and I was good with that. Later on my Dad remarried and my brother and step-brother decided they wanted to know what made Mrs. Beasley talk and performed a little exploratory surgery on her. She never spoke again after that “operation”. I eventually lost her apron, collar and glasses. When I was a teenager, I changed bedrooms and Mrs. Beasley was lost somewhere in the shuffle, never to be found again. In later years, a co-worker and I where sharing Mrs. Beasley stories. The next day, she brought me her Mrs. Beasley and told me she wanted me to have it – it was one of the most thoughtful and caring gifts I’ve ever received. She now sits in a rocking chair in my bedroom. I loved Mrs. Beasley and she was truly a blessing to me in my time of need as a child.

P.C.
Science Hill, KY


This memory was added on: August 2, 2008

When I was little I loved my Mrs. Beasly. Everywhere I went she went. We moved when I was 7. Mrs. Beasly didn't make it to the new house. I wanted my father to call the moving company so badly but he didn't. To this day I am convinced that the moving men stole her.

Conne
1969


This memory was added on: July 6, 2008

Oh how I loved her! My two friends and I all had her and we'd pretend she was our daughter from John Gage on Emergency! We fought about who got to be his wife. Then my friend found out I shared Randolph Mantooth's (he played Gage) birthday, and she hid my skirt and glasses. I never found them. She lost her ability to talk when my dirt phobic mom washed her. Years later my mom found Mrs. Beasley and I brought her home. My son who was three then was terrified of her so I stashed her in my closet. Whenever he was naughty I'd say "Do I have to get out Mrs. Beasley?" and he'd straighten up right away.

Dar


This memory was added on: June 4, 2008

I loved the show Family Affair, it was my favorite. I never got a Mrs. Beasley doll. I wanted one but we couldn’t afford it. My Mom took me to see Buffy, in person. She had a line of dresses that she was promoting. She was at a local department store by where we lived. My Mom didn’t tell me where we were going or what we were doing. I walked in to the store and there was Buffy and Mrs. Beasley. I was so excited I couldn’t stand it. That is the best surprise I ever had from my Mom.

LuAnn


This memory was added on: April 12, 2008

I remember the Christmas of 1970. I wanted a Mrs. Beasley like all the other little girls. Mom said she got me a doll that pooped and peed. I was so upset. But then Christmas morning there she was. Somehow she got lost in a move and when my grandmother died I found a photo of me and my siblings and cousins that Christmas day, and there she was in the photo. It made me very sad, I hope if I bug my husband enough he will find one for me because love will make you do anything for the person you love.

TJS


This memory was added on: March 19, 2008

Oh my God I was telling a co-worker about my Ms.Beasley doll. I loved the TV show and I wanted the doll and I think I was 7 and it was Christmas morning my brothers and sister ran down stairs and I was right behind them. There was so much under that tree, I mean there were sit and spins, a Barbie doll house, cars, trucks, and I saw her in the box. It was like the huge bulbs on the Christmas tree you guys know what I mean the bulbs were huge and the tree was silver. She sat there with my name on her. I loved her to death she went everywhere when my siblings and I would go down south to spend the summer with my Great Granny Ms.Beasley went. My dad after some time was nerved wrecked because she talked. I loved her she also had glasses I had to wear glasses and she made me feel safe when I was sick which was often she was in the hospital with me don’t know what happened to her but sometimes I wish I could have her again man I would not change that Christmas for anything

April


This memory was added on: January 11, 2007

I have the most wonderful story about my Mrs. Beasley. i came from a very disfunctional home when i was growing up my father was a very verbally abusive person when i was just maybe 4 or 5 i wanted her for Christmas my mother told me that i sent my letter to Santa too late which was code for she couldn't afford it. on Christmas i woke up and there she was!!!! happiest kid on earth that Christmas for sure! i took her with me everywhere! she was my best friend , when things got too much for me to bear i would rush to the basement and pull her string and she would talk kindly to me, i told her everything! and she somehow made me feel so much better. years passed and i remember at about 14 yrs old she one day just disappeared but i never ever forgot about her. i grew up and got married had my own kids (3) but told my husband the story about her so much i think he got sick of it....lol. in 2004 i woke up one Christmas morning to find a box that i hadn't wrapped with a beautiful blue bow with my name on it. i started to open the package and under the partially ripped tissue paper i saw the blue with white polka dots , and knew in an instant my friend had found her way back to me! my husband had found her at a doll store right up the street from my home. don't know if she is the same one .....but it is to me ...i treasure her and she means more to me now than she ever did!!!!

thanks for the memories,


Lisa Whitworth


This memory was added on: January 11, 2007

I can't even remember how old I was when I recieved Mrs. Beasley, But my parents said if I took good care of her, the next christmas, I would get the stroller for her. I can not tell you how much I loved this doll, I took such care for her she was in perfect condition the next christmas as I antisapated finally getting her stroller, when my cousin and family got to our house christmas morning, she asked if she could play with her, and because I had always been taught to share, I let her hold her, she broke her string right away. I'm sure she didn't mean to, but man was I upset... I guess in my frustration I hurt my aunt and uncles feelings, and they got my cousins in there car to leave, when my parents made me go outside and apologize to them. I have carried this memory with me my whole life, I have always wondered why would a little girl have to apologize for someone else breaking her beloved Mrs. Beasley, Well I am 40 years old now and married, I guess I must have told this story more then once to my husband, who just this christmas went on line and found me a beautiful new Mrs. Beasley doll!! Man was I ever crying and touched. All he had to say was "I heard you". What a husband!! What a doll. It is so nice to read just how much she touched other people. I loved reading your stories...I hope everyone is as happy as I am!!

Melissa


This memory was added on: November 4, 2007

I received Mrs. Beasley when I was 6 years old. She was, I'm sure, an expensive Christmas gift from my grandparents and I still have her to this day. Her original outfit is gone, her glasses missing, her hair is a matted mess, but inspite of much needed repair, she is much more loved. She is my only true "non-hand-me-down" doll. My daughters never understood my affection for her. I now have 6 grandchildren and I hope to be loved in my old age by my dear ones as much and more than I have loved my dear Mrs. Beasley.


Carla


This memory was added on: June 6, 2007

I am an African American women. I will be turning forty five soon. I deeply love Mrs. Beasley. She means so much to me. When I get buried I want Mrs. Beasley in the casket with me. This is how much I love her. Mrs. Beasley is my childhood friend. She helped me through the horrible years of living in the projects. She helped me through my heart surgery and the many changes of life. Mrs. Beasley always had an encouraging word for me each and every day. To this day I think of Mrs. Beasley and I just cry tears of love for my doll. I miss her so much and I wish that I could bring her back into my life and into my arms of love for her.

Lovingly yours, Cathy


cathy


This memory was added on: June 5, 2007

I had a Mrs. Beasley doll growing up and don't know what ever happened to her. 4 yrs. ago I had asked my mom and grandmother what ever happened to her and they could not remember, that Christmas they found a replica of it in a magazine and sent for it that was one of the best Christmas gifts I could have recieved


Mia
1964


This memory was added on: June 4, 2007

i received my doll for christmas when i was about 5 years old....it was all i wanted and i kept it until my kids were small...they were not as careful as i was....i still miss her.


Valerie
1967


This memory was added on: May 29, 2007

I had this doll as a little girl and just loved it. My mom always said i had her with me where ever we went. This just gave me great big smile.


annette
1963


This memory was added on: May 13, 2007

I received her as a birthday present when I was 6 or 7 yrs old. My mom left her on the front door and rang There were big footsteps all around her. My dad I guess rang the door bell and low and behold a big box with my name on it was at the front door with a sticker that said To Wendy do not open until Christmas Love Santa.

She "slept" on my bed every morning when I went to school. When I got home we played together every day. We talked for hours, her voice box was in tact with her orignal clothes and glasses. Unfortunately my parents divorced and I didn't get to keep her.

I told my mom that if she ever found another one to buy her.

Mrs Beasley came home about 5 yrs ago as a Christmas gift and I cried. This one doesn't talk and her clothes are different but I still have those wonderful memories that I'll cherish forever.


Wendy
1963


This memory was added on: May 10, 2007

I got Mrs. Beasley when I was 4 years old and I could not go anywhere without her . My parents forgot her at my grams house 4 hours away and when we got home I cried and cried and could not go to bed so we drove back to get her and as soon as she was in my hands I feel asleep. She was carried around so much she had to visit the doll hospital (my other grandma) numerous times when my grandmother passed my cousin stole Mrs. Beasley and I have not talked to her since this was in 1978 but Mrs Beasley is still alive in my heart as well as my grandma. I just bought a new one sure she isn't the same one she was a classic but at least it can help relive old memories. Mrs. Beasley is the most wonderful doll ever created.


Laura B.
1970


This memory was added on: May 10, 2007

My younger brother, Danny, and I loved my Mrs. Beasley. She came into our lives when we were around 3-4 years old. We toted her everywhere and pulled her string so much that she soon stopped talking. It was a delight for us to see her on the screen in Family Affair, our favorite show. We had our Mrs. Beasley convinced that we were the real Jody and Buffy. I still have Mrs. Beasley on the top shelf of my closet and will never part with such a dear childhood friend.


Robin from Alabama
1967


This memory was added on: May 9, 2007

I remember when I was I kid I would play with miss beasly all the time.


Cindy
1976


This memory was added on: May 8, 2007

I wasn't much into dolls as a little girl EXCEPT for Mrs. Beasley. I took her everywhere, including for rides on my bike. I 'll never forget one day when my best friend and I were riding bikes. Her glasses fell off and he ran over them. I cried for hours. I loved her just the same for a long time. I think she got tossed out a few years ago. Her head was falling off. I wish I had it sewed back on and kept her.


Lisa
1966


This memory was added on: May 5, 2007

I got my Mrs. Beasley doll when I was five years old. I would really miss her if I didn't still have her. I played with her so much that she was worn out. My older sister took her to the doll hospital and had her fixed so she was good as new. I miss watching Family Affair.




Kathy
1959


This memory was added on: April 19, 2007

I had a Mrs. beasely doll with a mini Mrs. Beasely doll rubberbanded to her wrist. I loved that doll. I was probably 6 or 7 . One day my family was going to the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. I was leaning out the camper window on the freeway holding my mini Beasely doll and the wing caught her and out she flew. I was sooo distraught. I'm sitting here with my 8 year old daughter right now and I just wanted to show her what Mrs. Beasely looked like. It made her crack up! I loved that doll:)


Monique
1964


This memory was added on: April 18, 2007

I remember when I got my Mrs. Beasley doll. i carried that doll everywhere until my older brother ripped her head off. I cried for a whole week.


Angela Beasley
1974


This memory was added on: April 15, 2007

My mom grew up with Mrs Beasley (who now sits in a doll chair in my room wearing floral flannel pajamas) and received her when she was nine. The always said the only reason she got a mrs beasley is because her sister asked for one ... you know, the whole lets get all the girls the same doll routine. Mrs Beasley was the mothers best pal and mom even took her to college. she said her classmates used to make mrs beasley into the big joke of the campus... steal her and set her up with empty beercans. really made ol' beas into a real swinger.


Jen
1989


This memory was added on: April 9, 2007

Oh where Oh where has my Mrs. Beasley gone? I loved that doll. The dispair! I wish I still had her!


susan
1963


This memory was added on: April 6, 2007

What can i say? I absolutely loved Family Affair and Mrs Beasley was one of my favorite dolls. I feel so warm and fuzzy just talking about her...LOL


Rhonda Smith
1962


This memory was added on: March 21, 2007

I am now 40 years old, and I had a Mrs. Beasley doll when I was a little girl. I can remember being three or four years old when I got her for christmas and I just absolutely "loved" her. I think I had two Mrs. Beasley dolls. I got the second one after I lost my first one a trip to North Dakota. Sometime after we got back from our trip someone had found her at the hotel where we stayed and they mailed her back to me. I was so surprised to get her back until I discovered that she no longer had a voice box and she was stiched up where the voice box was taken out. I don't know what happened to those two dolls, but as I got older I often thought of my Mrs. Beasley dolls. A few years ago I saw one advertised in a magazine and I considered buying one but for some reason I didn't. Well, just last weekend my older sister found an original Mrs. Beasley doll at a second hand store, and surprised me with it. It's in really great condition, but the voice box doesn't work, and that is OK with me, I have a Mrs. Beasley again! I am sooo lucky!!!I will forever cherish it and the memories too! Mrs. Beasley is a major part of my childhood memories!! Thank you to my sister for bringing that back to me!


Jacquie
1966


This memory was added on: March 19, 2007

I was three years old in 1971 when I got my Mrs. Beasley doll. The first thing I did was take a pen and scribble all over her face. Why? I don't know. My parents recall hearing a voice in the middle of the night coming from my bedroom. "My, my, you're getting to be such a big girl." "Would you like to try on my glasses, you may if you wish!"

I still have the doll. One of her legs is missing and she is in bad shape....but I still have her in the attic.!!


Teresa
1968


This memory was added on: March 16, 2007

I remember getting my Mrs Beasley stolen from my the buggie in front of my house it was devistating.


Maribeth
1966


This memory was added on: March 16, 2007

When I was a little girl (in the 70s), I took my Mrs. Beasley doll everywhere. Today I received a package in the mail from my parents. It was a new Mrs. Beasley doll for the daughter I am expecting in a couple of months. Seeing her brought tears to my eyes.


Carri
1977


This memory was added on: March 15, 2007

I was given my first mrs. beasley when I was 4, 1971, my father insisted that I get one since it was the only thing I had asked for. The day before xmas he and my mother searched high and low for one and finally found one. She was my favorite doll and I have several pics with me holding her as a child. My mother gave her away when I was about ten to my twin cousins and I cried for days but never got her back. My mother felt so guilty she started buying me Mrs. Beasley's. I have five now, some with different clothes some original and also the latest new one. I have told her she can stop now. I am saving all my mrs. beasleys for my daughter who will turn 2 this year and I promise never to give them away.


Elizabeth
1967


This memory was added on: March 13, 2007

I've had my Mrs. Beasley since I was a small child. I still have her and she's in great shape. The only things missing are her glasses and collar.


Suprenna
1966


This memory was added on: March 5, 2007

Oh man how I loved my Mrs. Beasley doll. She went everywhere I did. My Mom has this story she likes to tell. We had gone on vacation and I guess I must have left her at home because the first thing I did when we got home was go to get her and she was no where to be found. I came out of my room yelling where is Mrs. Beasley? Our friends next door had used our house for thier guest and while she was changing the bed sheets her little girl saw Mrs. Beasley and didn't think I would miss her. Guess she was wrong. Some how on one of our military moves I lost her also. This may sound weird but it has always made me sad that she got lost.


Leanda
1965


This memory was added on: March 4, 2007

My younger sister Glenda was absolutely in love with her Mrs. Beasley doll and carried it around with her everywhere and it is the only toy that i know of that she ever felt this way about, In 1971 my mother found her a doll for Christmas, and believe me, they were such a hot item then that this proved to be very difficult. The only doll that my mother could find was one that had, had the glasses removed, so she bought that one. It didn't matter about the glasses, as long as she could talk, and my sister was so excited by that doll. Sadly, my dear sister passed away in 1997 of cancer and I am doing a family photo history and want to include pictures and stories about this most beloved doll,so I am on the hunt for pictures and ads about the beloved Mrs. Beasley and what a phenomenon she was in the late sixties and seventies.


donna
1958


This memory was added on: February 24, 2007

I had the mrs. bealsey storybooks and a little girl at our church acts just like her so I call her mrs. beasley, but her parents need more information about "Mrs. Beasley" so they can understand why I call their little girl Mrs. Beasley! Great stories!


yolanda stewart


This memory was added on: February 18, 2007

I got Mrs. Beasley from "Santa" when I was about 5 or 6. I literally screamed when I opened the present! She was my favorite doll and when I lost her glasses and she lost her voice eventually, it bummed me out. I still have her in my guest bedroom though guests sometimes say she appears a bit scarey. You wanna know a secret? She isn't!


Ms_PS
'63


This memory was added on: February 16, 2007

I loved Mrs.Beasley!!! except when I drew on her face with magic marker around her eyes and cut her already short hair my parents put her in the basement and I was so scared to go down there because I had made her look evil(almost like chuckie)poor Mrs.Beasley that was the end of my family affair with her ha! ha! ha!


sydney
1966


This memory was added on: February 16, 2007

Mrs. Beasley was one of my favorite dolls of all times. I screamed when "Santa" brought her to me one Christmas. I must have been about 6 years old.

Mrs. Beasley died at an early age when my older brother Charles did a below the knee amputation on her with a Swiss Army knife. My Mom never learned to sew thus Mrs. Beasley was thrown out in the garbage can.

I am saving my money to buy another Mrs. Beasley from EBAY.


Charmaine
1963


This memory was added on: February 13, 2007

When I was a young girl I had a Mrs Beasley whom I absolutely loved. When I was in my early teens my mom's friends daughter was in the hospital with cancer so I gave her my Mrs Beasley to help her through it. When I was around 40 my husband and I were in a collectible store and there on the shelf was Mrs Beasley. My husband said he had never seen my face light up so much. He went back and purchased her for my birthday. I was ecstatic. She is not the original one I had but I love her just the same. She sits in a custom made glass case in my home.


Gail M
1959


This memory was added on: January 22, 2007

I loved my Mrs. Beasley doll. Both my sister and I had one. As the years progressed her voice got slower and slower. Towards the end it was pretty downright scary. I remember, "If you were a little bit older, I would rock you to sleep." Or something to that effect. Memory is failing me now. I'm 38 and 6 months pregnant with my first child. I wish I had Mrs. Beasley to give her.


Angela
1968


This memory was added on: January 22, 2007

I loved my Mrs. Beasley which I believe my mother may have sold at a garage sale. I have been looking for a replacement one forever. My Grandma gave me Mrs. Beasley for Christmas one year. I also had a doll named Poor Pitiful Pearl, does anyone remember her?


Traci
1974


This memory was added on: January 10, 2007

What can I say? To this day if it weren't for Mrs. Beasley who knows I might still believe in Santa Claus (not really). I found Mrs. Beasley in my sister's closet as I recall back in December of probably 1968 or 1969 clueing me in that there really wasn't a Santa Claus. I have probably told that story to just about everyone I know.


Kelly
1961


This memory was added on: January 5, 2007

I don't remember reciieving my Ms. Beasley, but I must have been around 4 or 5 years old (that would be around 1970?). I remember having her in Kindergarten and I loved her and carried her everywhere. I couldn't remember her talking until I heard the voice on the website saying, "Do you want to hear a secret?" That's the only phrase I remember, but I had forgotten it until now. I don't know what happened to my Mrs. Beasley-It was probably lost in one of our 'military moves'. I've often thought of that doll and wished I had it still.


Donna
1965


This memory was added on: January 2, 2007

I got my first doll when i was three, my second doll when i was nine and then i lost her and never found another one until i went xmas shopping, i didnt have the money to buy her so after xmas i was going to get her, but then my mom got her for me for xmas that year. I Cried


cindy
1962