Wednesday, June 5, 2013

little bits of childhood

Little bits of childhood, lost and now found.

Oh! How I loved to play with my Barbie dolls growing up! My mom talked about giving my things to a younger cousin when I had outgrown them.  I think a little whimper came out of me, I loved them so. BFF's forever, my Barbie and me.

So I thought, even with my resistance, my mother had given them away long ago to my cousin in Missouri ... twelve years younger than I, to love.

So in 2011, when my dad passed away (my mother long before him in 1996 - and I never had the strength to go through the things in the house - my father and I lost in denial), my husband and I dug through the mountains of some fifty years of my parents belongings.

One day my husband found my Barbie wardrobe cases (three or four of them, there were!) and then a shoe box with these sad, lost little bits, that somehow hadn't made it back into their homes with the rest. Some things are Barbie, some things are Skipper and then, Skooter or Francie or someone???  All the important details have left my middle aged memory now.

They make me all smile-y again though ... 

Joining in the sweet Rednesday fun with Lillian at Cottage Sweet Cottage


  1. How special to have found these!! At first I thought it was a steif pup. Hope you can pass this down to a granddaughter or neice??

  2. That is so great that you have them again.

    I was just in the garage going through some of my children's old toys. I still can not part with them. I have given my DD some for her kids to play with and will be bringing in a new batch for them to play with her. Those old toys bring back memories to me and to my children!
    I keep saying they have to go but I just can't do it!

  3. I never had a Barbie doll or any other. Mine were paper dolls cut out of Sears catalog.

  4. So cute Sally! It's amazing that you still have some of your favorite things, mine are long gone. Love the sweet pup, of course! :) Pam

  5. I know how you feel about things that are long gone - I was babysitting some children when I was a teenager, I decided they didn't have enough books - I gave away all my story books - Little Golden Books, Wonder Books - why, why, did I do this? Why did Mom let me???