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