Did you know Barbie has a full name?  A history?  Her full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.  She's from Willows, Wisconsin and went to Willows High School.  Her boyfriend is Ken Carson.
Personally I think by now she should be Barbara Carson.  Who dates a man for more than fifty years?  And how many wedding dresses have been bought for all her Barbie clone sisters over the years?
I still have my Barbie.  She was well loved and played with during my youth.  One of my favorite childhood Christmas gifts was the wardrobe my mom sewed for my doll. She even crocheted little tops to go under the suits.  There was an evening gown with a crinoline and a fitted red strapless gown with a ruffled bottom. Only one dress survived and as an adult I look back with regret, wishing I'd valued the items as they deserved. 
Love went into that gift.  The same love that went into everything she did for her children. Her love for us was unending. My mom has been dead since 1991 and I miss her 
every day. 
 
 
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Saturday I made the first of my annual treks to the nursery to buy plants for my pots.  I have a collection of plants I always buy but I'm often enticed by something new.  There will be more trips to add to the collection which I'll enjoy throughout the summer. 
This beauty is an iris I planted last year which bloomed for the first time.  Irises are one of my favorites.  I have one bed that will have hundreds of blooms if all goes well this year.  So far I've had about a dozen yellow irises so I'm thinking it's going to be a bountiful year. 
I also bought a yellow and a lavender columbine.  Those are the most fragile plants but I find their intricate design quite impressive. I'm always so impressed by the beauty of God's creations and thank Him for the joy he bri