PINK, RED, BROWN, BLUE, and BLACK
In (almost) Fifty – Five years of collecting everything from comics to Beatles memorabilia, I am now in possession of several vintage Barbie Dolls. My friend Sonji passed away four years ago, and she put me down as her emergency contact if something should happen.
I’m going to do a writing montage, this started with the Black Spiegel Shopping Chic doll. Next thing I know, we are driving hundreds of miles across Georgia buying Barbies at conventions and antique stores. Sonji was fierce, she almost went claws first into some other collectors because she put a claim into a prized doll first. She loved the hunt, she found happiness in collecting Barbies, especially the black ones.
She noticed the black dolls were not as prized as the white ones. She didn’t care. She saw her family, her friends, and herself.