Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Roberta Wilcox Welch's story


February 3, 2022

Courtesy of Mason County Historical Musuem

Lincoln School, now the site of the Shelton Civic Center, is shown.

This is part two of a two-part story on the recollections of Shelton-area resident Roberta Wilcox Welch. The first installment ran in the Shelton-Mason County Journal on Jan. 20.

At Christmas season, 1943, J.C. Penney at Second and Cota had a window display with the most beautiful doll I had ever seen. Her name was Miss Babette. She had blond, rolled hair and wore an evening gown and cape of pink sheer fabric with silver sparkles. Her cape was edged in marabou feathers. Now our family did not go in for frivolous gifts and I knew that I would not get that doll. I always got things like boot...

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