Bart here with some fun things I just learned about.
My little sister Honey and I were visiting our Granny. She has this big old attic way upstairs in her house and she never lets anyone in there. She says it’s full of so much fun that a person could go up there and never ever come down. Granny says that’s not a good idea because there are lots of things that are not in the attic that a person would miss if he never came down. Things like bubble gum ice cream, swimming in the pond or going to the fair.
So sometimes when we go visit Granny we find out that she got something for us to look at from the attic.
Honey had brought her Barbie Dolls, which I think are kind of lame, but then Granny brought out some of her Barbie Dolls and I thought I was going to go outside. Granny said she had some things to show me and that I might want to stick around.
First we looked at the difference between Granny’s Barbie and Honey’s Barbie. They didn’t even look like they were related. Granny’s doll came from 1959 and was called “The Original Teenage Fashion Model Barbie Doll. Honey’s doll is “Barbie Beach Barbie Doll-Pink Swimsuit.”
Granny’s doll had dark blonde curly hair, eyebrows that had a sharp point in the middle, squinty eyes with lots of eyeliner on top and a small closed mouth in bright red.
Honey’s doll had light blonde long straight hair, curved eyebrows, opened eyes with eyelashes and eyeliner on the top and bottom, and an opened smiling mouth with pink lips and white teeth.
Granny said that the differences had to do with what was considered beautiful then and now. If I had to say anything, I’d say the now one was better looking.
Then Granny brought out a G.I. Joe from the 1970s. Wow. I thought the2009 movie “G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra” was based on the comic books, not action figures from the dark ages. Both of our Joes were 12 inches high. I have the G.I. Joe Army Paratrouper. I love to throw him high in the air and watch him come down with his parachute.
I played with both Joes while Granny and Honey played dress-up with the dolls. One of these days I am going to sneak up into the attic and see what else Granny has hiding up there.