BESTY AND MANY OTHERS

by CATHY
( TACOMA WA , USA )

KIND OF A SAD STORY BUT HERE GOS MANY YRS AGO MY SISTER HAD HER PRIZED COLLECTION OF PAPER DOLLS SHE COLLECTED EVERY ONE SHE COULD GET HER TINY HANDS ON SHE LOVED THEM LIKE THEY WERE HER FRIENDS,, HER FAVORITE WERE THE BETSY I CANT REMEBER WHAT MAG THEY WERE IN BUT OHH HOW SHE LOVED THOS I REMEBER HER SITTING AND PATENTLY CUTTING OUT EVREY SINGLE PIECE AND LOVINGLY MAKING ENVELOPES FOR EACH OUT FIT SHE WAS PROBLY ONLY 6 OR SEVEN AT THE TIME MAYBE YOUNGER , MEMORYS BAD NOW BUT SHE WAS A LILTTLE BITTY CHILD AND SO PATENT, WHEN IT CAME TO HER FRIENDS ((( PAPER DOLLS ))) SHE ALSO HAD US HER SISTERS TO HELP HER GATHER MAGAZINES WITH HER PAPER DOLLS WE DID IT WILLINGLY SHE DIDENT EVEN HAVE TO BRIBE US LOL, WELL TO THE SAD PART WE WERE RENTING FROM A FAMILY WHO LIVED A BLOCK AWAY AND MOM WAS LATE ON OUR HOUSE PAYMENT WE HAD TO MOVE WE PUT MANY THINGS IN THE GARAGE TILL WE COULD FIND A PLACE ALONG WITH EVERY THING IN THE GARAGE WERE MY SISTERS BELOVED PAPER DOLLS , THE LAND LOARD DECIDED TO LOCK THE GARGAE FOR FEAR OF MOM NOT PAYING (( WHICH SHE DID)) WHEN WE COULD FINILLY GET OUR THINGS,,, HER PAPER DOLLS WER E NO LONGER IN THERE,, AALONG WITH MY DOLL,, THAT WAS AS TALL AS ME AND WALKED WITH ME WHERE EVER I WENT LOL ANY WAY SHE MUST HAVE CRYED FOR A MONTH BIG CROCADILE TEARS , IT MADE US HER SISTERS SO SAD WE WENT DOOR TO DOOR ASKING FOR MAGAZINES TO GET SOME OF HER FRIENDS BACK TO HER WHICH WE DID VICKIE AND I LOVED HER TO MUCH TO SEE HER CRY AND WOULD HAVE DONE ANY THING FOR HER ALTHO WE DID MANAGE TO GET ALOT BACK THEY WERENT THE SAME AS HER ORGINAL FRIENDS BUT SHE DID SMILE AGAIN SO I QUESS IN THE END IT ALL WORKED OUT LOL THIS WAS OVER 60 YRS AGO ITS A MEMORY I CHERISH,,

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Feb 16, 2016
betsy and many others NEW
by: cathy

thank you deborah for your kind words i just talked to my sister and she was so excited to come to your home of paper dolls ,, i know even at her age ,,shell find wonderful memorys of all her dear paper doll friends, age hasent stop her from loving all the paper dolls she cared for.. for so many yrs ,, maybe it inhances that love ,,because of all the loving memorys she has to go with them , ,

Feb 15, 2016
WOW!
by: Deborah

Cathy, Thank you so much for sharing your sweet memories! That is sad that those were lost, but what wonderful sisters you were to help your sister rebuild her collection. God bless and thank you again for submitting your story.

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