Today is Maryellen's birthday! She was born this day in 1945- she is 71 today!
In her books, Maryellen has a show to raise money for the polio vaccine for kids who can't afford it. It is a success, encourages a couple of kids to get a polio shot, and the result is that Maryellen can ride in the mayor's convertible in the Memorial Day parade.
What are you doing for Maryellen's birthday? When I go to the American Girl store in a few hours, I will say happy birthday to all of the Maryellen dolls and when I get home I'll play outside with my Maryellen doll (she loved playing outside as much as I do)