GOOD MORNING, CLASS OF '64
Snow is back on the roof, this morning, and the temperature stands at 22°. We could go as high as 29° before the day is over. We're looking forward to 32°, on Friday. Still cold, but we'll be a few days closer to spring.
On cold days at home, in the fifties, as little girls we might have taken out a book of paper dolls and snipped away an afternoon or evening. Remember the frustration when the snip wasn't as straight as you wanted it, and you cut into the paper doll or it's paper clothing. Remember the disappointment at snipping off a tag that held the paper fashion to the paper doll but still trying to make it work? At one place or another, it would be hanging too loosely for satisfaction. Even when the snipping turned out perfectly, the tags on the paper clothing hardly ever kept the paper fashions in place - unlike the magnetic dolls with clothing that were in my granddaughter's toy box, years later.
Betsy McCall Paper Dolls Early Fifties
a free paper doll toy published in McCall Magazine beginning in the Fifties
Paper Dolls (brief history)