SIBLEY, Iowa — Dolores Fink is feeling a bit lonely these days. Many of her longtime companions have moved to temporary quarters at the McCallum Museum.
Dolores has donated 65 dolls — from a collection that is just slightly larger than that — to be auctioned off, with proceeds going to the Sibley historical site.
WORTHINGTON — Once upon a time, young Sally Zuehlke played with her Barbie doll every day. Eventually, of course, she outgrew the doll, so Barbie and her doll-size kitchen play set were put away among her keepsakes.
But Zuehlke recently found a reason to get Barbie and that play set out of storage — to be part of a photography shoot.
PIPESTONE — Karla Backlund Myers’ excellent taste in dolls surfaced when she was just a young girl growing up in Pipestone.
“Probably the earliest recollection I have of being interested in dolls was when I was 5 or 6 years old,” she recalled. “It was a big deal to get the Christmas catalog —it was your ‘Wishbook.’ In there I found one doll that I fell in love with, had to have that doll.
WORTHINGTON — Some aspects of Jean Schwartz’s hobby can be a bit disconcerting to outsiders.
“One time somebody called, and I said, ‘I can’t talk right now because I’ve got a baby in the oven,’” she related.
Jean also regularly sticks skewers up baby’s noses and jabs holes in their heads.
The babies in question, however, are dolls, and the techniques that she employs make the dolls look as realistic as possible.
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