If you've not met Rachael before, allow me to introduce you. Rachael came to us last year along with a large group of collectable dolls that were put up for sale here in the Museum. Mr. Kautz, the owner of Ironstone came across them at an auction and just couldn't pass them up. All destined for new homes, Rachael stood out as an undesirable gal.
Always moody, somewhat grumpy and stand offish, she most often frightened the younger visitors and disgusted some of the others. We decided that Rachael had to be removed from the public areas and confined to the back room.
Here in the Museum, we realized that despite her attitude, Rachael was really just trying to fit in. So, we decided to allow her to be our somewhat back office maskot.
She does get into trouble at times and wanders into areas she shouldn't, but, all in all, she really isn't such a scary one once you get to know her.
Today, we found Rachael helping decorate our Christmas tree. Good to see her in the Christmas Spirit.