In 1959, Ideal Toy Corporation began issuing a beautiful series of dolls that were large enough for a small child to hold by the hand, making them the perfect playmate. Just like the original, our Patti Playpal replica is crafted of collector-quality vinyl with rooted hair, and blue eyes that open and close. She wears a similar version of the original dress, and shiny Mary Jane shoes. Patti stands a full 35".
Having a Patty-Playpal was having a doll your exact size, and she would wear your clothes and when you pulled her hand she even walked a bit. For a small child in a family of giant kids - she was a lifesaver. She had little Mary-janes on her feet and you could comb her hair. Sadly you could also cut her hair and make her look like a complete horror. Once she was trashed, she was scarily real and could be rather "chuckie" like (from that doll horror movie). But I loved mine and slowly walked her around the apartment trying to keep my little brother from trashing her. I can't remember what year I got mine in but I know that she was the walking version.
And, I promised to answer the question about a cellar and a basement. In my old house, which was built in 1795 we had a cellar. This cellar had the washer and dryer in it, but little else aside from a dirt floor, and millions of bugs and spiders. It's dark and very dank.
A basement is a fully poured concrete foundation - dry and warm and you can put ALL your crap down there and no one ever knows. What is so funny is that while I love our basement and spend alot of time down there...I was facinated by our cellar. It was poorly lit and mysterious and I always felt that there was some secret treasure waiting to be found. I never found it, but I did have some good scouting expeditions down there.