Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Sincerely Fro Me to You

Kristen from We are That Family hosts a weekly carnival called "Sincerely Fro Me to You," the most creatively named meme on the WorldWideWeb. Click on the button to get to Kristen's site. I am a day late this week, but I've been in an election-induced coma for the last 24 hours, so forgive me.

I'd like to share the following photo from about 1970 or so. I'm guessing I was about 8. What you are viewing here is my version of a Thanksgiving Day parade. Barbie & Co. are on my mom's canister sweeper which served as a float which could be pulled down that hall, and the balloon is supposed to be one of the giant Under Dog-type balloons, and I am emceeing the parade. Please notice that all the Barbies have their arms up in a parade wave. Also please notice that my bangs start at my crown. Thank you, Mother.

28 comments:

Leebird said...

You know what? Looking at your Happy Trails pic and your Thanksgiving parade pic....you haven't changed much! You still have that mischievious twinkle in your eye! :)

Tammy said...

How cute it that...you made a Barbie parade float! Just think of all the fun we could have had playing Barbies together in 1970!

And about that coma...I'm only slowly coming out of it myself...

Becky said...

LOL LOVE the canister vac float! And the bangs... well what little girl didn't have those at least once in her life.

Dorothy Champagne said...

Why is it that all our old photos get that nice sepia tone? Cute!

Pamela said...

We had a lot of fun with Barbie and her many friends on Sunday afternoons. I loved getting them all out from under your bed and setting up scenes. Thanks for a good memeory today.

Renna said...

You don't look all that different than in the picture in your sidebar. :-)

You have to love those sincere parade waves. We always called them the Miss America waves.

I loved my Barbies, too. I still have them, though they're a little worse for the wear from my (now 24yo) daughter having played with them, too.

Debbie said...

That is so cute. I knew right away that the vacuum was serving as a float. Great picture.

Susanne said...

Well at least your bangs touched your eyebrows! Mine always hovered about an inch above. *shudder*

Great parade float. You must have been a fun girl to play Barbies with. Mine never had a float.

ann said...

Cute!! I love it when my kids play creatively too, when they put those Wii remotes down and just PLAY. They have so much more fun and get along with each other so much better when they play creatively.

Merrie said...

What fun! I love the Old McDonald balloon and the cute little pink panted thing on your shirt sleeve...
too cute! I think that the bang thang was epidemic back then!

Mocha with Linda said...

My mom was way strict and horrified by Barbies. She reluctantly let me have one.

Cute picture!

Tammy said...

The bangs: I'm just saying WOW!

Your barbie float is to die for and the balloon is just awesome.

Chatty Kelly said...

Awwww! Sweet. And don't blame your mother on the bangs. My daughters bangs start at her crown too. I did not "put" them there, that is the natural line of her bangs. You should see her cow lick in the back! Yikes. The hairdresser says it will grow out.

I-I-I-I-I love a parade!!

We are THAT Family said...

Oh, those 'bangs from the crown' were quite smart in those days! Thanks for joining in!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Loved the stroll down memory lane, and your Barbie parade. Good imaginations start young! :)

Paula (SweetPea) said...

What a hoot. The mind of a child.....

Cyndy said...

...elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist...
...elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist...

I can here your Barbies chanting as they move slowly down the hall, waving....

I know this because that is what my Barbies used to say...

Luanne said...

Classic--The imagination--pre-
x-box, and wii days!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Crayl said...

Nice float! And at least you had pigtails, and not the Dorothy Hamill cut, or a pixie!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Are you sure they were in the Thanksgiving Day parade? Because your Barbies don't look cold enough to be suffering through late November in NYC. Maybe they all just had plastic smiles on their faces. :)

Valarie said...

You have quite an imagination. :)

missy said...

i'm going to be up late every night now that i've "found" you lurking on all these other blogs too. this is where all the authentic bloggers hang out! love the barbie parade!

skoots1mom said...

I had skipper, barbie, ken and midge!! i loved midge's freckles...she had great character. my mom made clothes for them and they were so pretty...she even crocheted little hats and sweaters for them.
i'll have to get them from my mom and post them sometime.
I seem to remember having a sign like that on our piano : )

Sue J. said...

I will have to dig out a similar picture that I have. It wasn't the Macy's parade; it was a doll wedding with the bride and groom being pulled in the chamber of a battery-operated puppy dog (take a few steps; bark; take a few steps; etc.)

The best part about that was the sign posted on my bulletin board in the back of the shot: "Peanut Butter: It's Better Than Pot." Do you think I knew what this meant??? It was all about the peanut butter....

Our canister floor vac had "doors" for the dolls to open!

Muthering Heights said...

That is TOO CUTE!

Mrs4444 said...

BTW, your page is gorgeous, too. I tried to "follow" you, but you must just be too popular; maybe it won't go over 100?? :)

Joanne said...

What a great picture! I am going to have to get that scanner machine hooked up..we could have dueling pig-tail pictures!

Brenda Susan said...

Ha! I love your Barbie Thanksgiving Day parade! Very creativ little thing you were so of course you still are! I love that parade, I always get up early & watch it alone cause no one else around here cares about it.