@TheLetterL It's interesting how many good memories come from these dolls. Every time an article on them is posted, I look forward to comments like yours and others that share memories. I guess I never realized how many people had them when they were young.
@caset That's terrible! The story was haunting and some pretty heavy material for a kids magazine.
@NellyBly I'm not sure if it is still around. I found this: http://americangirloutsider.blogspot.com/2013/05/magazine-monthly-1992-premiere-issue.html
Looking through that post, I realized how great the magazine was and that there were no ads at first! Still, I think the red, white and blue style section had a bit too much of an impact on me.
Love the name BTW. Nellie Bly is one of my favorite people from history!
I got a little choked up at the end of this. My grandmother is of the same generation, and still here thankfully. I've noticed her and my grandfather have the traits of growing up during the depression and then the war.
I had a Felicity doll (horse girl/red head here) and the best items I had for her were handmade by friends of my mom. These craftsmen made me lovely doll beds and tiny clay tea sets that lasted far longer than any of the crap from the AG Magazine.
I did love my doll though, but more than anything, the AG series got me into history. I loved the books and the sections at the end that were devoted to the history behind the story. The magazine was great too. There was a story in what I think was the first issue on foot-binding in China. The young girl narrator learns about the practice from her grandmother, whose feet were bound when she was younger. It was difficult to read, but something I would have never read about anywhere else. It's sad to think that girls today only get the lessons of consumerism from AG, now that most of the historical dolls have been retired.
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@dj pomegranate Is he on the new season of Project Runway? Because there is a guy that sounds just like that on the show.
@Rock and Roll Ken Doll My best friend has backyard chickens. She also has a backyard rat infestation.
@mysterygirl My mom told me I smell like my great-grandfather. I'm not sure how to take that.
@missupright When I first started talking, I had a German accent. My mom had no clue where it came from. I think there were some other weird things, but I don't remember them.
@raised amongst catalogs Yes! RSL was amazing. It was my first celebrity encounter and I had the biggest crush on him growing up. The full story is that I went to see his play with a high school group. I went up to him after the play for an autograph but he was talking to this older couple. I waited till they finished and then said my big line "I loved you in everything you've done." So cool, so suave. He was very nice and thanked me then signed my play bill.
Later, my classmates and I were on our bus and ready to leave. He was walking by and my friend flipped out and banged on the window to get his attention. He was startled and jumped back. Then he looked in the bus, made eye contact with me, smiled and waved. It was the best.