From the left:
- Was it sweet little Sue, with the huge brown eyes and long brown pigtails? Nope, not Susie (aka O-Susanna by our Grandmother because it made us giggle). She hits that milestone this summer.
- How about adorable little Teri wearing the "I Love Mommy" t-shirt? Nope, not Teri (nicknamed Monkey by our dad because of her incredibly contagious giggle that would burst out of her very frequently...come to think of it she still has a contagious laugh that bursts out of her frequently!) She's still a youngster ... only in her 40s.
- Maybe it's oldest sister Sharon, wearing her little white blouse with the peter pan collar and most likely sporting a skinned knee or elbow. Nope, not Sharon. Remember? She had that big summer birthday party last year?
- Could it be Barbie? The one little Sharon is clutching tightly in her fist? Yes. Barbie turned 50 this week. But you knew that already didn't you?
Barbie was actually one of the few dolls that I enjoyed playing with...probably because of the clothes. How fun it was to go into a department store and look at the little outfits on the display racks on top of the glass counters. Or to given a complete, hand-sewn Barbie wardrobe. My grandmother's must have enjoyed buying the Barbie outfits because I certainly received a lot of them.
One of my favorite outfits was the blue jumper with felt flowers and a birdhouse on the full skirt complete with a tiny tray that held two tiny little drinks. Oh how sad I was the day that tiny little tray fell down that big furnace grate located near the middle of my grandmother's old house. Well, after that I certainly didn't need to be reminded to not play near that grate!
I have so many more fond memories of Barbie, as I'm sure you do also. Enough that I could probably write a post a day for months with Barbie tales.
So tell me, what is one of your favorite Barbie memories?
For a fun look at Barbie thru the years, check out the photo essay on Time.com or the Barbie timeline at Mattel.com. Pin It