Merry Christmas 2011

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Merry Christmas 2011

merry christmas 2011Merry Christmas 2011 to my readers. No long post today, just a nostalgic trip back through the Sears Wishbook from 1962, when I got a Skipper doll – Barbie’s little sister for those of you not up on your Barbie trivia – along with a carload of other longed-for Barbie stuff for Christmas.

If you’d like to look at your Christmas Past, you can visit and find Speigels 1933, Sears 1940, Lord & Taylor 1941, Sears 1942-1944, and dozens of others all the way up to Sears 1988. (You can also laugh at the god-awful clothes from the 1970s.) I don’t know who is digitizing those giant vintage mail order catalogs, but I’m glad they are.

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas 2011 to all my readers and a wonderful new year ahead to you all.

About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”


  1. Michelle Goodrum 24 December 2011 at 10:34 PM

    I still have my Barbie and Skipper dolls!

  2. Sheri 25 December 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Merry Christmas Sassy Jane! I was born in March 1959 same as Barbie and I have one of the first Barbie bought by my mother when I was born. Have Ken, Skipper, Midge & Allen too!

  3. Wendy Grant Walter 25 December 2011 at 8:18 PM

    I loved my Skipper doll and case! I remember it was blue and opened in the center. Inside it was like a closet. I was never interested in Barbie.

    Thanks for listing the site. I’m looking forward to looking for my other childhood favorites.

  4. Sassy Jane Genealogy 27 December 2011 at 9:03 PM

    I think Allen was actually Bob in my day. And wasn’t there a Scooter who was Skipper’s friend?

  5. Cheryl Cayemberg 28 December 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Cute post! I’m going to have to share the link with my family! Merry Christmas!!!

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