Saturday, June 19, 2010

Look What I Found

My daughter called me last week to ask me if I still had her pageant dress from when she was 8 years old. I am ashamed to say that I don't have it. I am not the save everything type, though I did save several baby and toddler outfits. She was a little disappointed until I told her that I had her first dance costume from when she was 4 years old. Her daughter will be 4 in a few months, so she asked me to bring it when I visit next week just to see if it fits her. When I pulled out the plastic bin that the baby clothes were in I found other treasures that I had long forgotten about and a few that I had wondered what had happened to. You may recall from a previous post that I collect Barbie dolls. Well, I came across my first Barbie from the early 60's, with the bubble hairdo. Also in the picture is my Chatty Cathy doll, named so because when you pulled the string in the back of her neck she talked to you. The doll in the pink gown was actually my mother's doll,(she collected dolls also) that she gave me years ago after a lot of begging. Her name is Betsy McCall and she has a pair of nylon stockings under that ruffled dress. Betsy used to have a honored spot on my dresser until my husband complained that she gave him the creeps so I had to pack her away and Chatty Cathy got packed away because she scared my kids. I also came across a Cabbage Patch Doll that I forgot I had. But the thing that interested my husband the most was a newspaper from the day our first daughter was born, it was a little yellowed but still readable. The date is Dec. 16, 1978.

Check out the prices on the Christmas trees that year.

Christmas trees may have been a lot cheaper, but mortgage rates were a lot higher.

Here is a picture of my daughter, Cindy, wearing the dance costume that I will be bringing to try on my granddaughter, Sophia.

It was fun taking the trip down memory lane.


  1. I have a Barbie doll exactly like yours, except the clothes are missing. My (much) older sister bought it for me when she worked at TG&Y. My younger sister had a Chatty Cathy doll. I was very jealous of her over that. I hope the dance costume will fit your little granddaughter. I'm sure she'll look darling in it.

  2. That is so funny about which dolls scared who. That would be cool if Sophia can wear Cindy's recital dress!

  3. Oh my gosh, look at that Barbie! Shes GORGEOUS! For it having been your first, she sure did manage to stay in good condition! I haven't gotten my daughters any barbies yet, I think I'm waiting until shes 5 years old, which is when I got my first one. Barbie was my very favorite though, so I know that once I get her started, I'll never see the end of it, haha.


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