Friday’s Feast #153

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Describe a toy you remember from your childhood.

I loved Barbie dolls when I was younger, and the one toy that comes to mind was a carrying case for Barbie “stuff” that converted into a closet — even had a rod for clothes to hand on and possibly a drawer for accessories. We made a lot of doll furniture out of empty matchbox cartons and such. I know the stuff they have today looks so much nicer, but I can’t help but think our imaginations were more stimulated by making items for the dolls to use. There even used to be clothing kits for them that we somehow cut out and glued together — does anyone remember those? I don’t remember now how it worked.

I know there is controversy today over whether Barbie is a good role model with her unrealistic figure, but we honestly didn’t think about that much. I don’t remember it being a problem or a topic of conversation.

I wish I had kept my original Barbies — she came on the market when I was about four, so I might have had some of the earlier ones. In one of my rare “I’m too much of a packrat and I need to try not to be” moments I decided to give all my Barbie things to my four younger sisters. I imagine there wasn’t a hair or a tiny plastic high heel left after they got done.

I’d better get on to the other questions…

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how observant are you?

Well… that’s hard to say. Sometimes and some areas of life, very much. But sometimes I miss really obvious things. So I guess that would average out to about a 6 or 7 maybe.

Where would you rather be at this very moment?

Nowhere. I’m content right here. Though I probably should be in bed.

Main Course
When was the last time you learned something new?

I’ve been learning all sorts of new stuff with the computer and blogging over the last year. I can’t remember what the last specific thing was.

Fill in the blank: I have ____________ but I haven’t ____________.

I have thought of many possibilities for filling in these blanks but I haven’t decided on any.


22 thoughts on “Friday’s Feast #153

  1. Hi there: I still have my Barbie & she still has her hair. My mother stopped me from destroying her pony tail. We used to sew clothes for her.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Great feast answers!
    Enjoyed your appetizer about your Barbies and your sisters.
    I always tell myself that once I give something away I have no say in what happens to it!

  3. Great feast! I can relate to your appetizer. I gave away lots of my really good toys to cousins and how i wish I was able to keep even a few of those.

    Happy feasting! Mine’s up now 🙂

  4. my oldest had a Barbie…when she was five she had taken Barbie into the bath…and washed her hair. She was using the hair dryer afterwards and Barbie’s hair caught fire and clumps of molten plastic hair barely missed our feet.

    We just started laughing…and that was the end of Barbie.

  5. I hear you re: the computer. I am an Internet/information junkie! It’s my main source of info. re: the world.

    We are enjoying the same soup.:)

    Thank you for stopping by my FF. Have a great weekend!

  6. Your dessert is fantastic. How clever! Love it.

    {now that you mentioned you living in Corpus Christi, I recall you telling be once before. Well, it’s so wet here now that we’re floating away —or sprouting gills, depends on who you’re talking to}

  7. Hello Barbara,
    I went back and read some of your posts I’ve missed. I copied the recipe for the ham. I buy these steaks often and I will try this marinade, maybe this weekend.
    I think I was in the 5th or 6th grade when I got my first Barbie. The one in the black &white swimsuit. I believe my daughter has that one put up somewhere. We couldn’t afford many accessories so pretend was the way of the game. Seems like Mother made a few outfits. I agree with you, we didn’t see the “image” thing. However, we didn’t have the media’s input on the ideal body. Our models were more voluptuous, like Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor. I don’t think anyone had ever heard of anorexia or bulimia.
    Also read the post on heaven. I agree with you there. It is so peaceful to know I have the Blessed Assurance of eternal life. Death holds no threat. Thanks for stopping by my place.
    Mama Bear

  8. Thank you for leaving such lovely comments when you dropped by 🙂
    Great feast all around, not to mention a very witty dessert 😉
    I was also into Barbie dolls, but that was only in the early ’90s! I have to agree with you that I probably didn’t really think too much about Barbie’s body shape at the time when I played with the dolls, but by year 10 I had written a paper on body image issues which made reference to her…
    Hope you have a great weekend. Thanks once again for joining in my feast!

  9. I actually have several Barbies stored away in a box. Some in their original packaging! Others are just in there with some clothes and shoes. Thanks for stopping by! 😀

  10. Great feast! Love your dessert as it is completely honest. That was me last night trying to think of an answer. 😉

    Thanks for visiting mine.

  11. I inherited my first Barbie & Ken from my sister. I know they are still in a box around here some place. I remember Barbie’s hair was pretty ratty! 😀

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