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
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.