About 15 years ago I read a newsletter written by a librarian who had purchased a mannequin to include in book displays and around her library. The idea stuck and I have always kept my eyes peeled for one to purchase. I wanted a vintage one and they are difficult to find. Finally, after two years of hard searching, I found one in Cincinnati through Craig’s list. My husband and I took a road trip to check her out. She was in great condition to be approximately forty years old! She even looks like a teenager:) I had to have her. She was buckled in and off we went.
You should have seen the strange looks driving down the interstate with Annette strapped in the back seat. We received even more comments when we carried her into a thrift store to buy her some clothes. The entire store was pointing and laughing as Roger carried her upper body and I had her legs. She wears a size 0!