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Annie Laurie Overton Pomeranz said their dresses came from Jean's and were pink, blue, yellow or lavender.
Virginia Bailey Harris dressed this doll. She was a home economics major and lab assistant to Jennie Hanyen. Virginia asked the home economics seniors to put some stitches in the dress so they would all have a part. She remembers sitting on her bed and making the dress. Others may have helped, but no one at their 40th reunion could remember.
Jetta Funderburk Spencer got the doll at the Anchor store in Winston-Salem. Zelma Murray Thomasson was in charge. Joyce Thomas Porter made the dress and Edith Timberlake Knott helped, all this in June Patterson Stallings’ suite. This doll was an advertising doll and wears a girdle and bra, the only doll in the Gallery thus attired! The doll is dressed in a typical style with peplum jacket, but again, the Class Day dresses were not all alike.
Maxine Bissette Warren writes: “When we graduated, it was the responsibility of the senior class president to dress the Class Doll. I was class president, and, unfortunately, a very poor seamstress. My mother, Mrs. F.D. Bissette, offered to make the dress. She went with me to buy my white dress for Class Day and then, for the sake of authenticity, she made a dress for the class doll, an exact copy of mine. She dressed the doll and brought it to us at Meredith before Class Day.” Maxine’s mother died in 1983, and Maxine wrote, “She would have enjoyed knowing that the doll collection is still a part of Meredith history.”