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The Lure of the Sea (as told to) Ann Hays Photographs by Ken Hays The part played by the father is represented by a charming 13-½-inch German parian male doll wearing a navy blue double-breasted jacket and red plaid trousers. The role of Mother is played by an unmarked French fashion lady doll on a kid body. Her bisque is quite lovely as are her intense blue eyes. She has her original wig and is wearing a vintage costume with a beige wool shawl. 66 SUMMER 2014 S cience, superstition and lore have long been associated with the sea. My father is a brave and noble sea captain who commands a clipper ship on voyages around Cape Horn, spanning the Atlantic Ocean. There were huge voids in my life when he was gone for months at a time. As his only son, I was commanded to look after the family in his absence. My mother, two sisters and I always anxiously awaited his return. Our spacious home overlooked the sea. My French-speaking mother spent much of her time wistfully gazing out the window as her busy hands directed the management of the house, saw to our tender care and education and skillfully created masterpieces of embroidery and lace. This was all put aside when rumors of returning ships began to arise. It was then we all joined as a family to watch for our father's majestic ship to glide into the harbor with sails billowing in the wind. Since it was not proper for us to go down to the docks unescorted, we anxiously awaited his arrival. It was not long before we saw him striding up the street toward home. He was followed by a young German sailor carrying Father's sea chest, packages and numerous boxes. "What hidden treasures did he have and what wonderful tales would he tell," we wondered with excitement coursing through our bodies.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Doll News Summer 2014

From the Editor
UFDC Offi cers and Regional Directors
President’s Message
UFDC Nominating Process – 2015 Election Information
Conference Calendar
Welcome Newest Members
Fundraising Committee Report
Remembering Shirley Temple – So Much More than the Good Ship Lollipop
America’s Sweetheart – A Tribute to Shirley Temple Paper Doll
A Pictorial Look at Dolls and Their Royal Owners
Two Collections Raise Funds for UFDC’s Museum Collection
The Florida Seminoles and Their Dolls
The Lure of the Sea
An American in Germany – Attending the Annual Doll Festival in Neustadt
The Four Seasons of UFDC’s Museum – Summer
The President's Gift
Camping Out at UFDC Headquarters
With a Little Help from my Friends – Christine Shively
Barbie & Skipper – Celebrating 50 Years of Sister Fashions
A Doll for Her Time – Patsy Then & Now
A Monday Surprise – A Paper Doll
The Best-Dressed Doll
Reviewing Resources
Club Notes
Schedule of Functional Expenses/Schedule of Activities by Fund
In Our Memories
News & Notes

Doll News Summer 2014