Yes, it's Barbie's 50th birthday today; she's only a few years older than me! This is actually one of my very own Barbies. Now that I look at her, I see a resemblance: I also have blue eyes, brown shoulder-length hair, bangs; I wonder if she needs to hide her greys, too? Hmm... I always loved the accessories--I still have all of the shoes, hangers, and these goodies. Love the fur-covered bathroom scale. Let's take a closer look, shall we? Barbie weighs...110 pounds--there's the difference; I haven't weighed that since I was about 10 years old! This case is filled with Barbies, Skippers, Francies, and a Scooter (she came with her own skateboard, long before skateboards were cool!), as well as their clothes; my mom actually made some of them...tiny little stitches, snaps, etc. Hours of fun were had with these dolls--I think they encouraged my creativity as I made up whole stories and lives for them to lead.
Happy Birthday, Barbie!!!
(The 500 in the title of this post refers to my having posted 500 times...wow.)