My grandmother has a doll so old

It has a china head

With painted hair of shiny black

And dress of velvety red.

It has some tiny earrings

And a straw hat with a feather.

But what I like the very best

Are the fingers made of leather.

Sometimes I get to hold the doll,

And I wonder when I do

About the children long ago

Who loved this old doll too.

Photos by Eldon Linschoten