Me, Linda, Barbie and Midge
I wrote about my all-time favorite toy, Larry the Lion, during the Advent series. So, thinking of a second favorite toy took some time. I finally settled on Barbie's friend, Midge. I remember getting Midge for Christmas one year. My sister had Barbie and I had Midge. My Midge had red hair that flipped up, blue eyes and freckles. Her legs didn't bend so I am guessing she was one of the very first Midge's.
I remember playing with Midge for many hours. My sister, had a Barbie house. It was a cardboard fold out house. It was rectangular and you opened the top and then the walls folded out. I think it had yellow walls, a closet, a bookcase and cardboard furniture. I got a Barbie house for Christmas one year and when I opened it, there was some sort of a farm toy in it. When we returned it we couldn't get the Barbie house.
I had a Barbie carrying case. This came in handy when I would go to friend's houses. We usually played Barbie's. I remember playing Barbie's in 6th grade. I think children today give up Barbie dolls at a much younger age, now.
The picture shows Midge as she is today. The outfit was my all-time favorite Barbie outfit. It is/was a beautiful blue satin gown with silver sparkly bodice. The full-length white satin lined cape was trimmed in white fur, so glamorous!
I did a quick toy search and didn't find a current Midge doll. It looks like she was available around 2000-2003.