Cabbage Pat

July 8th, 2009

Cabbage Pat - Family Portrait

“This photo was taken in August 1984. I was 10 and my sister was 13 (although she looks 40). The Cabbage Patch Kid was Emalia Arlene, and I swear she never left my freaking side. With my boy haircut, huge glasses, and braces, I look like such a mess.”

(submitted by Jennifer)

124 Responses to “Cabbage Pat”

  1. Emily says:

    I had (aka still HAVE) that same Cabbage Patch Kid. Her name is Lynette Vicky. I love it! (My giant glasses were red and more like Sally Jessie Raphael)

    • Kristina says:

      I have the same Cabbage Patch Kid as well! Mine was named Carrie. I think i bit through her nose as a child, and now she has a big crack in it.

  2. Chris says:

    Weird, the costumes (or in normal terms, uniform) I had to wear while working the parking lot at Disnye, are identical to the older sis’ outfit.

  3. cheryl says:

    Theres where my cabbage patch doll went ! I knew my mom didn’t throw her away.

  4. brimi says:

    my cabbage patch i had was named holly, no recollection of the other name. i had another one named prudence. i was so young, i would just say holly doll. i love it.

    pop those collars.

  5. Jen says:

    haha! awesome! if that purple snowsuit-looking-jumpsuit is shorts, I had the same one. oh, the 80’s!

  6. Danielle says:

    Those glasses are awesome.

  7. Leghound says:

    My wife and I went through Cleveland Ga where cabbage head was invented.We always look at the huge sign saying Home of the original………… and think God that was a nasty 15 minutes
    20 yrs ago.

  8. Rocknrollkitty says:

    OMG! I love that everyone is posting their CPK names!
    And I also thought that the pants looked like snowpants…

    My CPK: Penelope Marcelle and Noelle Ermina

  9. Tonya says:

    I had those exact same glasses….and the same cabbage patch (Lydia Renae). It’s like seeing me plopped in the middle of another family….a little freaky!! : )

  10. What in the World? says:

    WoW! LoL! 🙂

  11. Susan Boyer says:

    So much for evolution! I never expected to see my family’s pic on the internet! Thank goodness we all look much better now–older but BETTER!

    • Kelly says:

      Aunt Sue- you’re such a good sport. I love this pic and remember how insanely jealous of Jen I was- cause my mom wouldn’t let ME have my Cabbage Patch Kid in our family photo. You are the cooler sister. (and, yes, thank goodness you have all evolved into better looking folks)

  12. S. says:

    What really strikes me as odd about this photo is that Big Sis and Dad are not looking at the camera, but they’re aren’t looking in the same direction. Dad is looking up and to the right, and Big Sis is looking down and to the right.

  13. Ahahaha!!! This is my family and me!!!!! Oh my god, I am absolutely tickled to see the portrait show up here on one of my favorite websites. I posted the picture on Flickr, in one of the bad ’80s fashions photo groups, and someone must have pulled it from there. Awesome.

    This photo was taken in August 1984. I was 10 and my sister was 13 (although she looks 40). The Cabbage Patch Kid was Emalia Arlene, and I swear she never left my freaking side. With my boy haircut, huge glasses, and braces, I look like such a mess. Love it.

    • Kelly says:

      Jen- I’m so proud to be a member of your family. You know I sent the link to my mom. It’s only a matter of time before your mother finds out…….Unless, of course, you told her already. Has Kristen seen this?

    • MB says:

      Great photo! Did your mom “trim” your bangs for the picture? I hated when my mom did that!

      • Kelly says:

        Talked to my mom last night. She sent the link to your mom. Most of the reponses on it were from Bill. But my mother, on the other hand, couldn’t stop revisiting the site and laughing hysterically. Kay clearly has our sense of humor. Sue, maybe not so much.

  14. Becca says:

    Do mother, daugher, and daughter all have the same glasses??? Must have been a sale!

  15. Shaydie says:

    I had the yellow striped shirt and yellow pants and it was my favorite outfit in 7th grade. I got it from Miller’s Outpost. One time I wore it to school on Tuesday and again on Thursday and my mom got mad at me!

  16. MNM says:

    OK – I am a ‘cast member’ at the Happiest Place on Earth and big sis is wearing the costume that they wear in the parking lot at Magic Kingdom!!!

  17. Lori says:

    mom and little sis are staring at the camera smugly because THEY know the secret to a happy existance….cabbage patch dolls!!

  18. jb says:

    AHAHAHAHAHA I had that same Cabbage Patch Kid…still have it lying around somewhere.

  19. Camerodity says:

    Are any of them even looking at the camera? Can they see it?

  20. Mary Rose says:

    Oh gosh, the eighties.

    I think this family (as well as this photo) is adorable. Though a bit awkward, yes…the matching frames made me giggle. 🙂

    I remember my own Cabbage Patch doll well! I got her for Christmas in ’83 (and still have her now, at age 28 – my kindergarteners play with it). Her name was Calla Lettie…anyone else remember those silly names the company gave them?

  21. lgmbb says:

    That cabbage patch doll may be discreete, but it will haunt my dreams tonight….

  22. Ponks says:

    I’m loving bis sister’s popped collar…so chic!

  23. TinTX says:

    the fine print: in order to qualify for the 3 for 1 special on glasses…you must purchase 3 of the exact same pair.

  24. Laura says:

    They all have the same eyeglass frames..awkward. Wonder why the doll wasn’t accessorised, too.

  25. Tracy says:

    Omg – I remember a family vacation to Gatlinburg where I took my Cabbage Patch doll. I even had a “baby carrier” for it that I strapped to my back, like a real baby. That doll was in several photos.

  26. msumissa says:

    What is the smirk on older sisters face… is she going to pinch younger sister???

    Mom wanted the cabbage patch doll in the picture to prove that she spent all night in the parking lot of TRU to get the first one off the truck… oldest sister has the sinister smile to give warning to the women she took out at the knees so Mom could get the cabbage patch…she has a compound bow and is not afraid to use it in the future.

  27. Lloyd says:

    Sure, the older sister’s hand on the younger one’s arm is a bit strange, and I bet none of them are wearing the same frames today, but I think it’s a sweet photo, and I’m glad the parents let her include her doll.

  28. sb says:

    I’m loving the matching glasses for all the ladies!

  29. Amanda says:

    Oh… my…. goodness…. !!

  30. DonKeyHoTay says:

    Oh, man, does this make me nostalgic for the 80’s!

  31. Jennifer says:

    I love the popped collar on big sis’s shirt!

  32. laurie says:

    Going by outfit color coding, I’d say this looks like the power rangers when they’re in civilian mode.
    Little sister must want the Cabbage Patch Kid to take over as the Yellow Ranger.

  33. drv says:

    Awesome title!

  34. Tim says:

    “Gimme the doll”
    “Gimme the doll”
    “Gimme the doll”
    “Gimme the doll”

  35. Bongo Boy says:

    Big Sis is all like, Yeah she had to get the doll in the photo, didn’t she?

  36. mel says:

    Anyone else notice the girl w/ the doll is the only one looking right at the camera? Spooooky.

  37. Ava says:

    I hate to admit it, but all of my siblings and I have individual photos taken with our Cabbage Patch dolls. And they are safely hidden away at Mom’s. Truly fear the day some enterprising sibling decides to get back at all the “wrongs” by submitting photos to this most awesome site!

  38. Elvis says:

    Kinda creepy how the dolls eyes follow you around the room!

  39. jhelm says:

    OMG that’s Connie Karlene, my missing Cabbage Patch since the 80s. This must have been the ransom photo.

  40. fotomaniak says:

    I love old photos 🙂 Great!

  41. K says:

    I forgot how crazy the 80’s were! In my foggy memory it never was quite as bad as it really was. Its safer that way!

  42. Cheryl says:

    Mom and two kids all have the same groovy glasses.

  43. Bernardo says:

    They are staring all over the place

  44. Danielle says:

    The straps on the outfit of the youngest human child look like those that are on snow pants??? And gotta love the flipped up collar too 😀

  45. Simon says:

    Annnnnnd, smile at the cameras.

  46. Caitlin says:

    The popped collar truly makes this photo.

  47. edsm says:

    Gotta love the popped collar too! haha!

  48. mary ellen says:

    she was just protecting her sister and the baby from the compound bow off camera

  49. ottid says:

    Guess the youngest got Dad’s eyesight…

  50. meri says:

    Darn red-headed step-child had to weasel her way into the photo.

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