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Ever since I can remember we visit my grandmother´s house every Sunday.  In the dinning room were we usually spend the while there, she has always had this big glass carved showcase lying against the wall. This big showcase of hers has all types of dolls you can imagine. Is a collection a hobby of her that since I can remember it grows bigger every time. From Matryoshka dolls until Mariachi dolls we can see up there in her collection. Dolls from many places around de world: France, Russia, China and Germany are some examples. My father tells me she collects this dolls since he was a kid, from house to house they have lived on she has taken this big showcase of hers. My grandmother is a collector, and yes she has probably more than 20 different nationality dolls, but this doesn’t mean she has been all around the world. People that know her and care for her always bring her a doll as present when they come back from a vacation. Sometimes I ask her things about the dolls, and every single time no matter her age she always remember the dolls that are the most special to her. Some are presents from other people, and others were bought by herself, but from this special dolls she can give all the exact information. Off course the majority of the dolls she doesn’t even remember from which place they come from or who gave them to her, but I see the smile on her face every time we talk about this showcase, and I feel happy myself only by thinking how an object that she has save for so many years have a great value to her. But most of all I feel happy that one of this special dolls is a present from me and every once in a while when she remembers she thanks me for this doll and tells me that is one of her favorites. 

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  1. Date: 11/3/2012 4:43:00 AM
    This is a lovely write Ricardo! To have a hobby that means so much to one and to share it with others is what makes people happy. It must be something special to feel you've contributed a part of your grandmother's doll collection and the memories that come with it. Nice!

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 12:38:00 PM
    Sorry for being late reading your excellent poetry Ricardo. I enjoyed reading it today. I wish I could keep up with all the poets here but I can't. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 12:25:00 AM
    I am a kindred spirit with your grandmother Ricardo. I have a large collection of dolls. I too have them kept safe from dust and harm. I will pass them down to my granddaughter one day. To me these are more than dolls, they are works of art. I also sculpt and have made a busst of my oldest daughter that l would oneday like to have made into a doll. Your poem is very touching. You should make sure your g.mother reads it.