My cousin Megan and I were not ideal playmates. We both loved Barbie dolls but for different reasons. She liked creating the houses. She rearranged furniture for hours, which didnâ€™t hold any appeal to me. I took the time to create names and back stories for my characters.
I had modeled my Barbie family after my motherâ€™s soap operas, which always included a wealthy family and their less affluent neighbors. I called them the Evergreen family. The father was the governor of the town. (Knowledge of the political structure was not my strong point.) Read more