This book is a gift of love. My love for you will never die My prayers for you are forever before God. Neither love r prayers have a shelf life! Barbie is a true story, as true as memory is can be. Barbie was the babyhood nickname of author Barbara Geraldine (Gerry) Meggait, nee Pouncy, and was t used past babyhood except by her father and brother, who called her Barb. As a little child, Gerry was nicknamed Baby, but she prounced it as Barbie. In this memoir, Gerry portrays herself as the old woman and weaves her musings into the story of child Barbie. She looks at her own life through an objective lens, as if she were a kindly older person looking at Barbie growing up with her accompanying joys and sorrows. She grew up during some of Canada's darkest hours, as drought reduced the rmally fertile lands of Manitoba to dust during the Great Depression. Her family, like many others, struggled to survive these impossible conditions. It was the strength of family, faith, love, and patience that pulled them through. Barbie's story is filled with love, compassion, and understanding of a childhood and an era long gone. Gerry values her large family-children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren-and wrote this book as a legacy for them.