by Gael Shults
hat a surprise! My mother had been given a
subscription to McCall's magazine and I was
delighted to discover an adorable, stylish paper
doll tucked away in the back pages. I was allowed to cut out
Betsy McCall, but only after Mom and her friends had read the
magazine cover to cover. Sometimes when she shared with the
neighbors I would have to be very patient, but other times she
would carefully cut the paper doll page out of the magazine so
I could play with it right away.
I was around seven years old when I began my mailbox
vigil. Once Betsy had made her initial appearance it wasn't
too difﬁcult to ﬁgure out when her next issue would arrive.
After walking home from school I would stop to peek into the
mailbox. Once every month my due diligence was rewarded
and over the course of the year I acquired a wonderful collection
of Betsy friends, family and their various wardrobe items.
NOTE: You don't have to cut up
your Doll News! These pages can
be printed out at UFDC.org.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Doll News Summer 2015