The Grands

The Grands

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Deep South, United States
First I am a mother of two sons, Chad 35 and Ryan 32. Through these beautiful sons, I have been blessed with two beautiful daughter-in-laws, Kelli and Erin. As a result of these beautiful wives comes three beautiful grands, Connor first and the only one for fives years. Then, Kelli and Chad blessed me with another beautiful grandson, Cooper, who is now three. Ryan and Erin blessed me with my first granddaughter, Presley, and now Presley has brother, Harper, who is 2. My blog is really all about family. The reason I chose Magnolia Memories as my blog title is I am from Mississippi! I love Magnolia's. Memories is something that I make everyday. I still have my mother who will be 89 on her birthday in April. My life is centered around my beautiful family. Life is GOOD!

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Do you remember when Cabbage Patch Dolls came out?? I
have a wonderful story to share about mine.My first husband
drove 90+ miles from Meridian to Hattiesburg, to the old Gibsons
Discount to get this one for me. The greatest thing about this is
that we had not been married very long. I must have been at least
twenty four.My thought this would be something to hand down to
my daughter if and when I had one. But as you know I only have
two Sons (Chad and Ryan). Two grandsons(Connor and Cooper)
I am going to continue to wait for a granddaughter
to pass her down to!! Gibsons Was SOLD OUT in Meridian,
DANNY was off the next day. I hated to ask him to go,
I made sure he was on the road early. I just knew to be able to
get one he had to be there close to opening. When he arrived,
walked in the(store) Gibsons all he could here were women.
That made it much easier for him to know where they were
located in the store. I asked for her to be wearing
Pink and have dark hair I wanted her to look like me my hair
was dark at the time but it has been blonde
for the last 30 something years. He knew more about me
than I did with getting blonde hair.
Sharing Nellie for Pink Saturday.
She has been with me since 1984..


Amy said...

wow, I think I got my first one for Christmas in the early 80's And being sorta young, I remember hearing of women beating each other up to get them at K-Mart and such.. She is cute DO you still have her birth certificate? happy Pink Saturday

alicesg said...

Oh yes, I remember these dolls. So cute.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Vikki,
What a fun story! Ronnie stood in line early one morning at Gaylords to get one for Kelli...she had red hair and I can't remember her name!

I don't think we still have her, but I do have some pics! I'll send you one or maybe do a post.

Happy Pink Saturday!


Happy Pink Saturday!

PINK Nellie is cute!

~ Gabriela ~

g said...

What a sweet story! Your husband must be a keeper!! Happy pink Saturday!

Stephanie said...

I remember Cabbage daughter just HAD to have one. Wonder if she still has it?

Loved hearing those towns...I am a Californian, but I have family in Mississippi, I lived in Vicksburg for years, 2 of my kids were born there. And, my lovely daughter in law is from Yazoo City!!

Small world?

Happy Pink Saturday!


Sondra Behne' said...

yes in deed remember them well. I didnt have the money to boy my twin daughters one back then and a wonderful aunt braved the crowds to get them each one for me. It was so sweet of her.

Stop by and check out our contest going on when you get a chance.


Dawn said...

How cute! Happy pink saturday.

Joy said...

Aww! How cool to still have her all these years and that she was bought by your husband for you.

I had one (a boy) that was bought for me in '85 by my then-fiance at Christmastime. We broke up, and I do not know what became of that doll. I probably "cleaned house" while throwing everything else away from that relationship!

Beverly said...

What a wonderful memory. I have a son and grandson, too, but I still hold on to my dolls.

Happy Pink Saturday, Vikki.

Suzie Button said...

I remember the Cabbage Patch dolls too and just dying to get a great one for my daughter who's now 27. Thanks for sharing your story! Suzie