Didn’t any of you girls have a Betsy Wetsy? I had an ancient one, handed down from some cousin or other, and she was my first real doll. She had a red dress, I remember. When I was 7 I got a “walking doll” that was my pride and joy for several years–she was about 2 feet tall, with dark curly hair that was actually rooted into her head, and when you held her arms, you could make her “walk” with a sort of jerky rhythm. I loved her madly. When I was about 10 I got a small doll in a nurse’s outfit that was very much like a Barbie, but it pre-dated Barbie by a year or two. I think this doll was called Vicki. I loved her too!
Original author: Ronne [e-mail]