Sunday, December 19, 2010
Barbie Dress Up Day #14 Skipper's Skating Fun
No Barbie this time - it's Skipper's turn today - in her "Skating Fun" outfit.
Here she is again, below, wearing it on the cover of this vintage Barbie magazine.
I saw the magazine in a shop window on Thanksgiving when Lori and I walked downtown after dinner to do some window shopping. I went back just two days ago, and I thought for sure it was gone, but I looked all over the store and found it! See - it waited there just for me. How often does THAT happen?
I do not remember how old I was when I received my blonde Skipper doll for Christmas. I was so happy! I loved her. I think I got the doll in her box wearing her little red and white bathing suit , and then I was also given one outfit - "Skating Fun". The doll and outfit you see here are NOT my originals from back then.
You see, this story has a sad twist. We three girls went out to play that nice Christmas day, and I took my Skipper with me.
But then I LEFT HER OUTSIDE.
And our dog bit her arm off at the elbow.
I don't even want to think about how much trouble I got into. I believe I may have deleted it from my memory.
Yet, somehow - I think my beloved doll losing her arm before she even had a chance at life was somehow punishment enough for me.
Many years later, I found another Skipper, and I found the skating outfit, too. Naturally, I had to make them mine. I just realized that you can't really tell it in my photos, but this doll does have both of her arms intact.
(P.S. I'm sorry I was so careless with you all those years ago, Skipper. I truly am.)