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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sepia Saturday: My Ninth Birthday

As I was going through my old photos looking for something really old of people playing games, I came across these photos of my ninth birthday, and decided that they would just have to do.  I turned nine in 1967.  My brother, sisters and cousins joined me in celebration at our Springfield home.

Apparently, I got a Ricky doll that year.  I didn't even remember who Ricky was until I just looked him up.  He is Skipper's friend.  Skipper is Barbie's little sister.  Did you know that Barbie and Skipper's last name is Roberts?  I love Wikipedia.  I wonder if Julia is related to Barbie and Skipper?  I wouldn't be surprised.  

I also received a beautiful bracelet from my Grandma and Grandpa T. that year, and am wearing it in these pictures.  

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Angie, Me, Little Bro, Cousin Kristi, 
Cousin Shelley and Cousin Terry

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Me, Nanci, Angie, Kristi and Terry admire the beautiful cake.

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Me and Angie

Remember those candles?  You burned them down until you hit the marker showing the year that the birthday person was.  It looks like we didn't get a good head start that time.

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Angie, Me, Terry and Shelley

That t.v. cracks me up.  A little black and white portable in the corner, with an antenna on the roof, I'm sure.  We probably got three channels if we were lucky.  My, how things have changed. 

Thanks for going down memory lane with me this morning.  Please see what my Sepia Saturday friends came up with for their game posts.

~ Kathy M.

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Karen S. said...

What a great post! I don't recall those candles, they sound like lots of fun. But I do remember Ricky now that you mention him. I had Skipper too, although she was not a real Mattel doll, I remember that very well! My Ken was real and so was my special Barbie who is behind glass right now in my living room! One of my favorite memories were the boxes they came in, except my Skipper, and the little booklets that came along with them showing other clothes and such to buy. These are great photos to treasure... you are lucky! Thanks for the memories today!

barbara and nancy said...

Thanks for inviting us to your party. When you said Ricky doll, I thought it might be Ricardo. I didn't know he was part of barbies family.
Yes what would we do without wickipedia. Love it, too.

Kristin said...

You sure look happy in that last photo!

Wendy said...

Man! Look at those cheeks - you could have taken up the trumpet! My sister had Skipper, but I don't remember Ricky.

Joy said...

That is a great cake, no wonder everyone is enthralled. Never seen one of those candles, too late to search one out I would have have to have a ginormous one now:-)

Pamela said...

How special! What an adorable cake, too. My mother didn't want us to play with Barbie :-) so we had Skipper and Tammy dolls. I don't remember any boy doll except Ken and GI Joe. Ha.

Love the tea party story.

Jinksy said...

Lucky you to have photos to help you remember the day. :)

Bob Scotney said...

The candles I remember on my children's cakes were those that relit themselves after being blown out.

Anonymous said...

I don't think I have any birthday photos (apart from my 21st) and I never had a Barbie, although I do remember having a glamorous Pippa, and a Britt (or Brett?) who was Pippa's perma-tanned friend. I haven't heard of Skipper or Ricky, so perhaps they didn't reach the UK. Love the first photo of you carefully unwrapping :-) Jo

Postcardy said...

I think I was a little too old for dolls when Barbie was introduced, so I missed out on that fad.

Titania said...

Beautiful memories of your 9. birthday. My youngest granddaughter was 9 in January, she does not like Barbie, she wanted a meccano set. We call her our little engineer! You had a lot of fun with your siblings and cousins. Liked the big eyes for the cake! Lovely photos, I enjoyed your birthday celebration.

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

I'm visiting your blog for first time, and let me tell you, your blog is precious!!! Beautiful pictures and decorations, and priceless stories.

I was looking at the TV on the picture before I read your comment. That was a cute detail.

Have a blessed day.


Little Nell said...

What a happy girl you were and it's easy to see why.Lovely photos Kathy.

Arkansas Patti said...

Throughly enjoyed your Birthday Party. Goodness, I graduated high school when you were born. Such a youngster you are.
Thank you so much Kathy for your kind words and thoughts. So much appreciated.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

What sweet photos! You looked like you had a wonderful 9th birthday. I had a Skipper doll, as well as Barbie and Ken, but never knew of the existence of Ricky! Now I feel deprived... :)

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