Robin Patrick was not unlike most fashion
doll collectors online. She belonged to
email lists, haunted the aisles of ToysRus,
and read every Barbie Bazaar and Miller'$
she could lay hands on. She had two young
children, a husband, and a budget.
She was passionate about collecting,
passionate about the way she thought
the world, and life online should be.
Robin had it all.
But she had something else, too.
On July 16, 1997, Robin, wife,
sweetheart, mom, sister, daughter,
and friend --
became something she never
aspired to be --
the Babstalk Angel.
Most of us never knew her in real life,
we only knew who she was to us.
I never met her, but I always thought
of her as a Regency Romance heroine.
Feisty and funny and shy and bold,
all at the same time.