paper dolls and my grandmother

March 4, 2014


max paper doll

I had paper dolls when I was a kid.

I spent a lot of time with my grandmother.

I was dressing the paper dolls in ski clothes one day.

[It’s not my fault, some sort of Sochi winter Olympics shit was going down.]

My grandmother said, “Yeah it’s easy to dress them in ski clothes when you’re sitting under the air conditioning vent.”

Then she laughed.

I don’t think anyone else got my grandmother’s laugh.

I did.

[It was summer in California.]

[In a drought year.]

[And fucking hot.]

[If The Onion had been around then? My grandmother would have fucking owned it.]

My grandmother loved dogs.

I miss her.




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