Sunday, March 8, 2009
50 and still a doll
Barbie was my first love. Some of my earliest memories are of Barbie. I remember going to visit my Mammaw in Azle and I could NOT wait until my older cousin Tara showed up with her trash bag FULL of Barbie paraphernalia. She had EVERYTHING. There were clothes, clothes, and more clothes. She had a trillion Barbies we could all play with. She had the hugely awesome Barbie van. That was the ultimate in Barbie. I remember she & I shutting ourselves in the back room and I sat on top of the van while she pushed me from one wall to the other, banging into the walls and doors. It was fun until Mammaw found us out and we were instructed to stop. lol! I had the Barbie mansion, pool, corvette, horse, dog, paper dolls, Barbie's kid sister Skipper, all Barbie's friends...it was awesome. One of my ultimate faves was Barbie and the Rockers, as shown here. She was just the epitome of cool. She had the curly hair I wanted. My friend Keelie & I always played with Barbies growing up. Our moms would collaborate each year and make sure we bought each other the same Barbie for Christmas so no one would get upset if they thought the other had the better Barbie! hehe! As I looked at my parent's AARP Bulletin (insert laugh here) I noticed Barbie was 50 this year. I thought it was important to pay homage to a classic. The article listed many Barbie fun facts. To check them out visit this site.