Very sweet, right?
Well, years later, mom saw a doll at an antique store and indicated to me that she'd had a doll almost identical, and wanted to know how much that the store was asking for it. They wanted $200. I nearly died laughing, since mom had been complaining earlier that very day about how my Barbie dolls weren't going to be worth anything since they had missing shoes, stained clothing, torn clothing, and in some cases, they didn't even have their original heads.
We'd seen a "Western Fun" Barbie similar to one that I'd had as a kid at the last store, and mom was convinced that I had ruined the value of it by doing pretty much everything I just described. Meanwhile, mom still had Ginny's older sister and some of her clothes, shoes and accessories.
Anyway, we discovered a gift shop a few months later than had the Ginny dolls. Spotting one that looked similar to mom's long-lost doll, I insisted to dad that we should get it for her birthday. Mom ended up returning that doll and getting a different, prettier one. She also picked up another doll as an "investment". Well, I don't know where Ginny's sis is, but I've now got her two boxed dolls. These toddler-type fashion dolls aren't really my thing, but it could be interesting to take a look.
The local thrift has had a 50% off everything sale going for the last part of June, and as you can imagine, I've been there every day, salivating at the idea of finding something really cool and paying even closer to nothing for it. The only thing I ended up finding was a Strawberry Shortcake doll, and then as I was debating how badly I wanted to get it just for her shirt/bolero, I spotted a familiar-looking box.