Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Kentucky Derby Barbie 2009

A special 50th Anniversary collectible Kentucky Derby®Barbie® commemorates the 135th "Run for the Roses." She wears a floral dress, a string of pearls, holds two Derby tickets in her hand, and of course, wears a beautiful hat to complete her ensembleAdd Image perfect for the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

And, best of all, she is mine! Yes, I bought this special Barbie just for me! I love the hoopla of the Kentucky Derby! Granddaughter Kaitlyn had a difficult time understanding that Grandma did not buy this Barbie for her considering Grandma has presented her with many Barbies over the past seven plus years.

This Barbie will remain in the box for this Grandma to admire until such time she decides to do otherwise. I am not a Barbie collector like my friend Leona, who has hundreds. I only own two Barbies. This one and my original 50-year-old Barbie in the original black and white striped swim suit. That one looks like a ragamuffin and has a hole in her swim suit, a dirty face and stringy hair after many years of play by me, my friends and my daughters and their friends. But, oh what fun memories!


Angela McRae said...

Oh, I love your Kentucky Derby Barbie! In the new issue of our magazine, coming out Friday, we focus on travel and feature an 81-year-old woman who has been all over the world, rode a camel in Egypt a few years ago, kissed the Blarney Stone, etc. But only last year did she fulfill her dream of making it to the Kentucky Derby, something she'd wanted to do since she heard about it in 1937 as a fourth grader! Anyway ... I love all the Kentucky Derby goings-on and hope to make it there myself one day!

bennie and patsy said...

What a wonderful keepsake. The hats are so special at the Kentucky Derby.

W. Latane Barton said...

Isn't she a fancy derby goer? I love Barbies but never owned one. Maybe I should go out and buy myself one... like you did.

Steph said...

Linda - she's perfect for you!

Anonymous said...

Good on you, Linda! Nothing like buying a new toy! :-) I loved playing with Barbie, Midge, and Ken when I was a little girl. Santa Claus brought me a Barbie Dreamhouse (cardboard!) one Christmas and I was in heaven!!

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