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Favorite Things: Cho Cho San

Juanita Frady Walker’s encased doll was named Cho Cho San by her husband.
Juanita Frady Walker’s encased doll was named Cho Cho San by her husband. COURTESY OF JUANITA FRADY WALKER

My husband calls her Cho Cho San. Standing in a glass case, elaborately coiffed and gowned, holding her fan and her drum, she has been poised to entertain for over six decades.

Cho Cho San was a gift from a dear friend who also received the doll as a gift in the mid-’50s. About that time, I was a teenage babysitter for a hometown doctor. An identical doll occupied a corner in his living room. One of my favorite things, Cho Cho San provides a pleasant thread of continuity.

Juanita Frady Walker, Raleigh

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