It is Christmas Eve 1930. The Dalley family has just moved into a new home - a lovely Tudor Revival bungalow. Mr. Dalley wants to make this Christmas special for his wife and their twins, Norman and Norma. He has made sure that Santa will bring Norman a train, a wagon and toy soldiers. For Norma he told Santa to bring a doll carriage, a baby doll, and a riding toy, but he wanted something really special for his little girl.
What could be better, he thought, than a house of her very own. A special dollhouse that looks just like their new home.
And there is Santa on the roof all set to deliver the presents Mr. Dalley asked him to bring.
Mr. Dalley has a plaque engraved for the house so Norma will always remember the special Christmas of 1930.
On Christmas morning Mr. Dalley gets up early and takes Norman and Norma sledding. Mother doesn't go because she has things to do at home.
Mother greets them at the door.
"Hello my dears," she says. "Come in and see what Santa has left you!"
Norman and Norma can't believe their eyes!! They don't know what to look at first.
Mr. and Mrs. Dalley stand back so they can watch the children's reaction.
"Thank you Santa!" says Norma.
"Thank you Santa!" says Norman.
Then Norman remembers something.
At the same time Norma remembers too.
"For me?" says Mother. "Oh children, you shouldn't have."
Mother opens the large box.