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Barbie goes to Greece

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 6:37 AM

Good morning, Mr. MacInnes-Rae,

I spent most of 1993 backpacking alone around the world. Often I would meet like-minded people on my travels. People whom I'd be with for just a few, intense days. One distinct memory I have is on a Greek Island in the spring of 1993. I was with two other young women walking back to our beach condo after a beautiful day of tearing around on mopeds, lazing on the beach, and eating great Greek food. As we crested the hill, we started singing Meryn Cadell's song "Barbie" at the top of our lungs. It was a great Canadian song of our time. "Don't throw your Barbie dolls in the ocean. There are more important things for them to do." I never did swap addresses with those women, but as a mom of three now that song is still incredibly poignant.

Paige Raymond Kovach

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