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beautiful snowy day here in the Pacific Northwest.It takes me back to the days when I was young
and it was a “snow day”, meaning my school was closed.I got to go outside and play in the white
fluff.I lasted just long enough til my
hands and feet were so cold that I had no other option but to go back
inside.I’d warm my hands by the hot fire
burning in the woodstove, and my mom would offer me hot chocolate with marshmallows.The remainder of my day would consist of
pulling out all my Barbie’s and turning our family room into a big Barbie
playhouse!Those were the days!
My snowy backyard today
changed a lot since the last century, but little girls everywhere really
haven’t.They still love to fix their
hair, wear pretty clothes, and look at older kids, teenagers, and moms, and
dream about being their age.I love
their imaginations when playing dolls.It can take them to the moon or a castle in the sky, or just a simple
moment pretending to talk on the phone to their sister or friend.Barbie has given us every beautiful fashion
imaginable for special occasions; she’s embraced family while at the same time
showing us we can be career women; as new professional working women dolls are
still being released.
After all these
years she still keeps me looking for the next creations!
1967 was probably my favorite
year for Barbie because the Twist n’ Turn Barbie (#1160) with beautiful long
straight hair and long rooted eyelashes was released, as well as the trade-in
promotional doll (#1162), which I purchased.They were both the same doll, but with different packaging.This same year Sears released the exclusive
and very rare gift set #3303, Beautiful Blues Set.This magnificent ensemble came with a blue
sparkle one shoulder dress accented with a white satin bow and white satin trim,
matching blue satin coat with white fur trim, blue heels, and a blue clutch
purse.But this elegant set wasn’t complete
without a Twist n’ Turn (#1160) Barbie Doll.This doll had one stunning feature which the other dolls on the market
didn’t have. She wore blue eyeliner!This week one of those special girls showed up at auction (without the outfit).She sold for a cool $530.99.