Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday Snapshot ~ April 30th

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This was my daughter's 8th birthday. She is the one on the left and my son was 5 at the time.  The girl in the middle was a friend. (Photo was taken at my mom's house)

In case some of you are not familiar with this Cabbage Patch Doll Craze. The dolls (many different ones) each came with names and birth certificates. I stood in lines for hours, and recall even being wait listed for these, and the store would call you when it was your turn.  My daughter collected about (5) of them and even my son had a boy version.

35 comments:

  1. Boy, do those kids ever look happy! I can't help but smile at their ear to ear grins.

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  2. Ah, yes, the Cabbage Patch Kids! My daughter had a few of them, too, which we found in the attic when we were moving house four years ago! So much furor over these dolls, but it was fun, wasn't it?

    Great photo!

    Thanks for visiting mine....

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  3. I, too, remember the Cabbage Patch dolls. My daughter would have been 1 that year, so she was a little younger, but my husband's aunt gave her one a few years after this. It was a boy doll that she never took to all that much. The aunt bought it because of the name - it was my daughter's name (masculinized) and my husband's name as the middle name. We found it up in the attic a few weeks ago, with a lot of other things. Cute kiddos, Diane!

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  4. Oh, how I remember those! We never had any but a friend of mine got several. Your daughter and her friend resembled each other.

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  5. My oldest had one too - although she was 3 at the time. I'm not sure if it's still around but I remember how hard they were to get for a while.

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  6. I remember those dolls! I thought they were so ugly and every little kid desperately wanted one. People were waiting in long lines and fighting over them. Thanks for the blast from the past.

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  7. Adorable photo - I remember the cabbage patch craze. This is where I learned about 'collectables' and actually thought they would be worth a million dollars someday. ;)

    Do you have beenie babies?

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  8. Yes, I remember that fad...when my daughter was little it was Beanie Babies, Pokemon cards and the famous year that no Tickle Me Elmos were around :)

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  9. Oh, I remember Cabbage Patch Dolls. I never had one - but then I never liked dolls. What a great mom you are for standing line for hours just to get one!

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  10. My Cabbage Patch doll looked just like that! I still remember her name...Etheline Gaylene. What weird names they gave those dolls!

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  11. What a great photo! I loved Cabbage Patch kids! My parents told me they got one of the last ones on the shelf when they bought mine for me (I was about eight then too). I still remember her name, and finally gave her away just a couple of years ago.

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  12. I remember this craze. It was almost as intense as those for Beanie Babies a few years later. Whatever happens to those 'dolls' now? Does anyone care? You were a good mother to stand in line for hours, though. ;)

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  13. Lovely, happy faces! Thanks for posting it!

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  14. What an adorable picture! I've never heard of the Cabbage Patch Dolls - maybe because I am in a different country. When I was a kid, Barbie dolls were the craze.

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  15. All my children had these and LOVED them.

    Here's mine

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  16. My mom gave one to our daughter when she was four. She loved that doll.

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  17. Oh, I remember my Cabbage Patch doll dearly! What a cute picture! :D

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  18. What fun. I had a cabbage patch doll even though I was in college by the time they came out

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  19. They all look so happy!

    I remember the Cabbage Patch Kids...but I was just old enough not get caught up in the craze.

    Here's my snapshot: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/04/saturday-snapshot-april-30.html

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  20. Great photo! I never had a cabbage patch doll...

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  21. I remember a store in Georgetown running used Cabbage Patch Dolls through a shredder and selling them as Cole Slaw Kids! I haven't thought of that in years -- thanks for the blast from the past, Diane!

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  22. Aren't the kids cute?! The dolls were cute as well. Fun photo!

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  23. I hope you have a wonderful cabbage patch weekend!!!

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  24. This missed me completely. But they look so darn excited!!!!

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  25. Beautiful children. Nice smiles.

    I, too, remember the Cabbage Patch kids. As an adult, I bought two of them for myself. Twins (because I'm a twin.) I still have the dolls.

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  26. I have one of these little buggers up in my closet - I guess it will be for the grandkids (if any ever come along!!)

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  27. I remeber Cabbage Patch Dolls! Love this picture, everyone looks so happy!

    At the height of the Cabbage Patch Dolls craze, my grandmother was determined to get one for me because I had to have major surgery and she wanted to surprise me when I woke up. She was relentless & had store clerks calling her from all over Long Island to report when a shipment came in! It worked, she got me one of the baldies!

    It's amazing the items that become best sellers!

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  28. I remember that craze and even though I was 13 I still wanted one but of course I wouldn't admit that to my friends!! LOL!! What an awesome photo!!

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  29. Love the photo...adorable children.

    We had to stand in line to get one for my nephew...I remember them well. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

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  30. Cute kids. And yes, those cabbage patch dolls... They tried to revive them, but no go, wonder why?

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  31. What a great picture! I remember those cabbage patch dolls - they were such a craze then!

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  32. I loved my Cabbage Patch kids and still have them somewhere!

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  33. Ah yes, the cabbage patch dolls! I never understood the appeal, but just had to have one since all of my friends did. And then it just sat in my room neglected. Is this what's in store for me as Gage gets older?
    Your kids are adorable!

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  34. Beautiful picture! I wished I had one of those dolls.

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