|My Aunt's Doll. David Hayes, 2013.|
My wife and I took my grandmother out to lunch yesterday for Valentine's Day. She's 101. Feisty as ever. Still strong...except for her hips and legs. Her mind is as quick as ever. I want to be just like her when I get to be her age. Clean living I suppose.
On the way back to the car from the restaurant, her legs gave out and she fell. She does use a walker...and had just handed this off to me to get in the car....and she feel. Fortunately she hit butt first...but then feel backwards and hit her head on the parking lot. Talk about scary!!! We gave her a moment to recover and then helped her back up. Seems the only thing that was hurt was her pride. "Why did I do such a thing?" she asked....
Later, sitting with her at her home, we got to talking about this doll. It was my aunt's last doll...at age 12. Makes it about 75 years old. My grandmother didn't have any granddaughters to play with it...my aunt died young and my father only had sons...so she's kept the doll ever since. Sits in a place of honor in the back room.
Some of you might recognize this doll from earlier images...this time I thought I'd treat it differently. After all, it was Valentine's Day!
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