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Thread: Betsy McCall

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    I guess I have had my Grammie on my mind lately, and with all the quilting magazines I have...got me remembering how I used to love playing with the Betsy McCall paper dolls that Grammie used to save me in her McCall's magazines. Now, here I am grown up and buying McCall's Quilting magazines.
    Do any of you out there remember the paper dolls, and having fun spending lots of hours playing with them also?
    Happy Quilting!!
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    Yes a friend of my mom's saved them for me to play with.

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    My mom use to buy the magazine every August - that is when I had my yearly permanent for the school year. Betsy kept me entertained as my mom rolled those stinky rods!

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    Paper dolls was one of my favorite things to play with.

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    Oh, I loved Betsy McCall. My mom subscribed in the '50's and my sisters and I always got the doll out right away.

    Check out this link:

    http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/dolls/pd...ge_format.html

    You can print the doll pages from the magazines!!

    Anita

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    What a cool site! If only I had known these were here when my granddaughters were younger.

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    Oh my goodness, I used to get the perms too lol. Did you ever get the rag curls?? My mom would bring me to my aunt's and they would do them together. I remember being miserable having to sit there so long. Oh what memories!!

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    I remember paper dolls. didn't play with them much though.

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    I played with paper dolls all the time!

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    Yes, I remember playing with betsy McCall paper dolls. Couldn't wait for my mother to get the magazine each month.

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    Oh yes, my mom always gave me the page to cut out. I looked for it every time she got McCall's mag in the mail. I loved paper dolls. Designed my own dolls and clothes too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnitaSt
    Oh, I loved Betsy McCall. My mom subscribed in the '50's and my sisters and I always got the doll out right away.

    Check out this link:

    http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/dolls/pd...ge_format.html

    You can print the doll pages from the magazines!!

    Anita
    Thanks for the link. Really brings back memories.

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    Thanks for the memories...if I ever have grand-daughters I will have to make copies for them to play with!

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    I remember Betsy, and I also had the Lennon Sisters paper dolls!

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    I do remember that page of paperdolls. They were really cute.

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    I had shoe boxes full of paper dolls. Oh...those were the days!!!

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    I too, had a huge box of paper dolls. I could play with them for hours although I really enjoyed just sitting on my bed and cutting out all the clothes. Once my younger sis got mad at me and took a couple of my favorites and 'drowned' them in the bathroom sink. Mom rescued them and dried them out. Wish I still had them all but I think in one of our later family moves, they might have somehow got tossed out as not necessary. I do remember when they quit putting Betsy in the magazine, too. Gone are the days.. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamaw
    Oh my goodness, I used to get the perms too lol. Did you ever get the rag curls?? My mom would bring me to my aunt's and they would do them together. I remember being miserable having to sit there so long. Oh what memories!!
    I remember rag curls. My mom would do my hair every time we had something special to go to. I loved paper dolls too.

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    I remember playing with Betsy McCall paper dolls for hours and hours. The website brought a smile to my face bringing back the memories. I didn't have to sit through the perm each fall, my hair was so curly my mother could hardly get a brush and comb through it!

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    Yes, I loved them too!

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    I love the Betsy McCall paper dolls. I used to buy the Mary Englebreight magazine just for the memories. Each one had a doll cutout page (heavier paper or card stock). I think I will be printing some of the Betsy dolls. Sure, I need more things like that. lol

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    I remember waiting almost reverently to get our first glimps of the dolls each month. I think there was a year or so where each doll was from a different country and we could hardly wait to see where the next one would be from. I still love paper dolls. And I like that the cloths don't have to be cut out any more. I ruined many dresses before I was a very good cutter.

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    Oh yeah, had the rag curls every saturday night for sunday school and church on Sunday. I am one of 4 daughters and we all got ragged.

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    I remember waiting almost reverently to get our first glimps of the dolls each month. We could hardly wait to see where the next one would be from or what they would be. I still love paper dolls. And I like that the cloths don't have to be cut out any more. I ruined many dresses before I was a very good cutter.

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    yes i played for hours and hours with those

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