Inside the bag was a variety of items:
- a couple of bonnets and a parasol from a trip to Williamsburg, Virginia
- an old guitar strap & Christmas themed songbook for JQ
- a seal and a monkey stuffed animal that were in great condition (these were actually my brother's)
- a Pound Puppy
- an original Care Bear
- a German Barbie doll
- and my collection of Cabbage Patch Kids
I had quite of few of Cabbage Patch Kids— including one my Mom made for me that first year they came out. The year that CPK dolls sold on the black market for hundreds of dollars. Those dolls were such a big part of my childhood that when I found them in the basement at my Mom's, I hated to just throw them away. So, I packed them into the garbage bag and took them home. Where I promptly left the bag in the basement storage area.
I needed to sort through the bag. As I pulled each doll out I knew what I had to do. Get rid of them. They were in bad shape and wouldn't see the light of day anytime soon. Who was going to play with them? Nobody, that's who.
Of course, I had to photograph them first.
There is one doll missing from the picture—a blonde boy with curly hair. Including the homemade one that's makes seven CPK dolls. Like I said, a big part of my childhood. They don't look to bad in this shot but check out the small pox on the Premie CPK on the far right.
And the poor handmade doll looks like she hasn't had a bath in twenty years. Which technically, is true.
The one in the best condition is the little blonde girl in the center. I think she was my first real Cabbage Patch Kid.
When I found her in the box she was wearing a dress that belonged to me when I was a baby. The little guy to her right is wearing an outfit that you buy at a church bazaar done in my elementary school colors. There was also the token naked baby. I tucked him in the back—you know—to be modest.
What were your favorite toys? Are you still hanging on to any of them?