Collecting Vintage Barbie & My Inner Child
The countless hours I spent as a little girl in an isolated Newfoundland outport village were spent playing with my few Barbies. I had a Live Action PJ (no stage), a Ballerina Barbie (despite the fact I had never even heard of ballet), a Mod Hair Ken, whose facial accessories were thrown out by mistake with the wrapping paper on Christmas day, "bought" outfits (the rest were homemade by mom and granny), a sleep n keep case, and a country camper. I tried to save my toys but after I went to university my Mom threw it out or gave it away. GONE!!!! Fast forward 30 years - I'm now in therapy and Barbie helped me get well again. True story!!! Last Christmas I got almost every missing childhood Barbie (dolls and cases etc.) from e-Bay. My inner child is now alive and well. I look for dolls now all the time and collecting helps lighten the weight of the world!!