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I Remember Cabbage Patch Dolls

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    My Childhood Buddy

    My family couldn't afford Cabbage Patch Kids, but my grandma bought me one. His name was Ned Wally, and I was about 8.  I took him everywhere with me. My step dad found out that throwing Ned against the wall was a funny way to make me cry, and my baby brother wrote on him...
    PewterFantasy PewterFantasy 31-35, F Jul 30, 2008

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    Lulu

    I have a Cabbage Patch doll sitting on my dresser right now! My mom gave my sister, my brother's girlfriend and me Cabbage Patch dolls last year for Christmas. She said since none of us are ready to give her grandchildren, she'd give us the grandchildren instead. The funny...
    lianhua lianhua 21-25, F Nov 2, 2007

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    I Had One!

    I had a Cabbage Patch Doll - Red hair I do believe.  It wasn't a favorite of mine so I don't remember a lot about it.  However, they are coming back in style.  For Christmas one of my cousins ask for clothes for her newborn cabbage patch doll.  Flipped me out...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 6, 2007

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    Coral

    My Cabbage Patch Doll wasn't one of the squishy ones, she's made of hard plastic... Her name is Coral and I still ave her. She sits on my shelf and has had a few... Uhm... Alterations. She now has a chinese tattoo on her hip, tunnel in her ear, cartilige piercing, belly button...
    SaharaOdeil SaharaOdeil 22-25, F May 17, 2008

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    My Collection.........

    I probably had 20 or so cabbage patch dolls. My mom wanted me to collect them and I wanted to play with them, she would tell me not to take them out of the box, and I was thinking "what is the use of buying them for me if I can't play with them", They eventually got taken out of...
    myowncreation74 myowncreation74 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    I Do...

    ...remember Cabbage Patch Dolls. I had two of them. One was a black boy and one was a white red haired girl.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 14, 2010

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    The Only Doll I Ever Loved...

    I was never one for dolls when I was a kid. I loved my CP dolls though, because they really did seem unique to me. My first one had long red hair that was up in pigtails. I carried her everywhere with me for quite a while. Then one day we were out at some store and my mom made me...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2007

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    Oh I Loved Cabbage Patch Dolls,

    we were only allowed one each as kids because mum couldnt afford to get us more, but i loved mine, took it everywhere with me. awwwwwwwwww i miss my cabage patch doll at least mine went to a new loving home my sisters little boy one was not so lucky lol. she was even more...
    jossiemarie jossiemarie 22-25, F Apr 30, 2008

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    Handmade Dolls

    I remember having cabage patch dolls, but my mom couldn't afford to get the real ones, so she bought ones from ladies at work that made them.  They had the same heads and stuff, but the bodies were handmade.  I had 3 of them, plus one that was a half body sitting ontop...
    institches1981 institches1981 26-30, F May 1, 2008

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    I Remeber

    I was 3 in 1986 and I got a beautiful blond curley hair blue eyed doll. She wore a white dress with pink flowers. My sisters doll had long brown hair. My parents had found one as close to us as possible. Her name is Laura Leigh. I still have her. She sits on a shelf in my bedroom...
    astonehocker astonehocker 26-30 May 6, 2012

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    Memories!

    I have to admit that I loved my cabbage patch dolls.  The one had red hair with green eyes, the other had blonde hair with green eyes (I love green eyes!).  I even remember their names!  Roxanne and Tessa.  What about the adoption papers and the oath you had...
    Danika Danika 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2007

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    I Had the Crimp and Curl Cabbage Patch Doll!

    Ha! I used to love doing her hair. My first grade teacher asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I was too embarassed to say it out loud...so I remember calling her over to me and whispering in her ear.. "I want a cabbage patch crimp and curl doll" I really loved...
    cloudsinmycoffee cloudsinmycoffee 22-25, F Apr 29, 2008

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    What Great Times Those Were!

    I remember I had one that had blond hair. It was the most hideous looking thing ever, but I enjoyed so much playing with it. I have one slither of a memory tucked away of me playing with it on a bar stool in my grandparents kitchen back when I had to be no older than 4 . . . as...
    cecillia2010 cecillia2010 18-21, F May 19, 2012

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    !!!!!

    OMG!!! I LOVED MY CABBAGE PATCH DOLL!!!!!!!! She was a baby, had purple clothes and blonde hair. I forget her name but I looooved her. And I had a pony too!! She was purple and had blonde hair as well! OMG!! !!!!!!!! !! ! !!!!! 
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 10 Responses Sep 7, 2008

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    Oh They Smell So Good!

    I had one a long time ago. I want to buy me another one. They also smell wonderful!
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Dec 22, 2012

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    I Had 2

    I had a girl with a long brown ponytail (like me lol) named Jody.  the same year my brother even got one...a boy named Joey.  I also had a baby boy one named Arthur.  I still have them at my mom n dad's house somewhere.  Good times...remember reading the...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    Cute!

    I used to have one when I was younger, still do actually but it's in the garage now, tucked away in a little corner, little spiders crawling all  over it.... :( great, now i want to go rescue it....
    CleoShilu CleoShilu 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2008

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    My Daughter Still Has Here Cab...

    My daughter still has here Cabbage Patch dolls that she got when she was only three - she's 27 now! I also have one that still looks brand new and he's kept on a shelf with my porcelain dolls.
    sweetd sweetd 56-60, F Dec 3, 2007

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    Cute Doll, Ugly Name

    I remember my blonde haired, blue eyed, chubby cheeked Cabbage Patch! And I remember immediately having her birth certificate name changed! It WAS Barbara Helma! Ok, no offense to anyone named that! It's fine for a person that will AGE into the name. It's NOT cute for an eternal...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    It's A Boy

    One afternoon, shopping at a variety store, I heard a group of women chuckling over dolls. The usual Ooo's and Awe's.  That went on & I had to see what the buzz was all about  ."Look  at this little boy!"  What in the world?  And there he was..little...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    I Was Cpk-less...

    I never had a Cabbage Patch Kid, but my cousin had one. I believe it was blonde haired, with blue-ish eyes, and of course wearing some sort of dress. But, what made this one a little different was it was able to eat plastic foods. Yep, that craze in the 90's for the "Eating CPK...
    esteembreeding esteembreeding 22-25, F Aug 1, 2012

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    I Loved Them

    In fact I still have my four!!!! I always wanted one that shared my birthday, but we never found one.......
    pinkie5549 pinkie5549 61-65, F Sep 4, 2011

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    Mmm.

    i really really liked the way they smelled. like baby powder. what i DID NOT like was when my girl scout troop went (on multiple occasions) to the Cabbage Patch Headquarters place. Babyland General, i think it was called. it was somewhere in georgia, i think it closed down. but...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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    I Rember Them

    i wanted one of them . they were so cute but ulgy too
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2008

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    Old And New Ones

    I remember when my mom took me into toys r us to get my first cabbage patch doll.She was bald at the time. I dont remember her name. I was excited for it was the doll of the year. The clothes were easy to put on compared to the barbie dolls which i cannot stand even to this day...
    lighthouse54 lighthouse54 31-35, F Feb 14, 2012

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    i still have them. ;) im 23

    and i still find them cute
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F Apr 5

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    I'm Reminded of My Cabbage Because

    My sister named her first baby the same as my cabbage patch so it's a constant reminder.
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2008

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    My mum would not let me have one

    because she said they were ugly... I use to collect the garbage pale kid stickers...
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77 36-40, F Jul 28

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    I Remember...

    I actually still had a couple that I have passed on to my daughter.  She got one from her grandpa for Christmas a couple years ago too. 
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F Feb 11, 2008

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    My Little Sister Had Them...

    My little sister had several...I thought they were the ugliest things.  Just another thing like the beanie babies (which were cute) but still way overpriced.  Toy makers trying to convince the adults that they would become collectors items.... Just goofy.
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 9 Responses Nov 11, 2007

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    As I Recall

    his name was elroy and he had brown hair. pretty much the only human-styled doll i ever slept with. i defiantly prefer mysef stuffed animals
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F Dec 9, 2007

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    I Had

    my first was jolene, a little bald baby in a blue onesy.  i still have her.  i also got the pony, and the little figures.... i loved em!!  i also got two of the bath babies, and played with them in the hot tub all the time... good times
    destiny420 destiny420 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2008

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    Red-headed Twins

    I had two red-headed twins, Jill and Suzy.  I don't know why I named them that.  I guess it was because I liked those names.  They had light blue dresses.  One had glasses and one didn't.  I used to pretend I had a beauty shop and fix their hair.  I...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F Jan 13, 2008

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    Cabbage patch dolls were expensive

    for back in the day! I had a single mom and I guess she or someone in the family got me a cabbage patch kid knock off. It wasn't at all the same! lol
    oceancrab oceancrab 36-40 Feb 11

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    I Hated Them

    I hated them and I loved. I hated them because ALL my friends had one and I never did. I wanted one so badly, I felt so left out. I tried the usually tactics on my mum but nothing worked - I couldn't have one and that was that. The girls would bring them into school and play with...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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    Best Christmas Ever

    I'm 33 years old, and to this day, the year I got my first Cabbage Patch Kid was my absolute BEST Christmas ever! Actually, it was my only pleasant Christmas, but that's a whole 'nother EP group! All I wanted that year were a Cabbage Patch Kid, a record player, and the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 22, 2009

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    The Craze

    I was obsessed with these dolls.  I had 8 or 9 of them.  I would get one every Christmas and every time I got money as a gift, it would go to buying one of these.  I remember the red-headed Corn Silk doll I had.  She had this adorable pink dress.  I was...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F Sep 7, 2008

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    Didn't Have One

    But my best friend had a few. I remember people getting trampled trying to get them. My daughter had one of the new ones that aren't worth anything and now the baby plays with it but the originals were the best.   Never could find my name though... I guess...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    Cabbage Patch Doll

    I got mine many many many years ago.  I still have it!  It's a beautiful boy!   
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 8 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    I'll collect all kinds of dolls that goes for all kinds of Barbie dolls and my little pony equestrian dolls and I also collect small and medium stuffed Plush dolls such as bears...
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    Every since I was little I've always been afraid of dolls, it feels like they could come to life and it's really scary, especially when you've watched dolls come to life in horror...
    Faiithh Faiithh 16-17, F Sep 17

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    I don't have to remember it cos i still am smacked this way! I'm 14 & if i've been naughty like back chat,arguing,not doing me homework,not doing as i'm told,lying,swearing ETC,i...
    smackedagain smackedagain 13-15, F 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I remember when caps on bottled soft drinks and beer used cork on the inside of cap to make an air tight seal. I remember when children would pay games that also taught hand-eye...
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M Sep 1

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    I remember I was accused of being a stalker while in (10thGrd) high school. I got confronted by a group of girls saying i was stalking their friend and that they were going to the...
    Storyboard0241 Storyboard0241 22-25, M Sep 19

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    Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day Out in the yard with your wife and children Working on some stage in LA Did you stand there in shock at the site of...
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 11

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    "Where were you when the world stopped spinning, on that September day?" We lost a total of 2,977 people that were killed in New York City, Washington, DC and, Pennsylvania. Of...
    Maveric0484 Maveric0484 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 11

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    I remember today as it happened 13 years ago with the sam urgency . I have been a volunteer fire fighter and am a nurse . I have family members that are fire fighters and police...
    chris121458 chris121458 51-55, M Sep 11

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    No I obviously don't, I'm far too young for that. But I do remember when computers where novelties, I remember when a lot of households including my own didn't have computers. Hell...
    TheCreatorOfAll TheCreatorOfAll 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 20

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    Pretty sure I'm one of the oldest people who doesn't remember, cause the grade above me remembers but almost no one in my grade remembers at all cause we were all under 5
    Othkurik Othkurik 16-17, M a week ago

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