The Calusta Mystery

We have been on the hunt for a new Rose Little People doll for ages. Rose Little People was being played by a baby in a basket. While a baby in a basket once accurately portrayed Rose, it wasn’t fitting for the “Big Girl” Rose who lives with us now.

Babies in baskets are much more peaceful than toddlers who rip apart my house on an hourly basis.

We finally found the perfect “Big Girl” Rose in a birthday party three pack– very fitting considering her fast-approaching birthday.

As you can see, “Big Girl” Rose came with an African American friend. Lily has given every Little People doll in our house an identity of someone in her real life. We told Lily the doll was one of her friends from school and she promptly corrected us.

“No, that’s not Anthony. This is Calusta. Hi, Calusta!”

Calusta? Me: “Who is Calusta?!”

Lily: “This Little People is Calusta.”

Me: “Where did you come up with that name? I don’t think there’s anyone at school named Calusta. Is there someone on tv named that?”

Lily: “No. Just this Little People.”

She has consistently called this Little People doll Calusta (Cah-loo-stah) for more than a week now and I can’t for the life of me figure out how she came up with this name. The girl never makes up names and this name is pretty random and ethnic sounding. I can’t remember ever seeing someone on tv with a name similar to Calusta, but maybe I’m not remembering right? Google searches of a variety of spellings of “Calusta” have left me empty-handed. I’ve even tried a bunch of “Carusta” spellings because her “r’s” and “l’s” are not so good. I have no idea where this name came from and it’s driving me crazy, especially because Calusta seems to be living in the same Little People house as our family, so his name comes up a lot.

I guess Calusta’s orgin will always remain a mystery.

Unless one of you recognizes it. Calusta? Anyone?

Seriously, where do they come up with this stuff?



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3 Responses to The Calusta Mystery

  1. When I was younger, my mom made me a “girl” hand puppet. I loved the thing and called her Allamellow. When my mom prodded me about the name.. I said just like the song…. A B C D E F G H I J K LMNO P ….. yes, the puppet is named after LMNO in the alphabet.

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