The Last Furlong

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The very best doll in the world

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The very best doll in the world was the one my Grandmother made for me when I was about five, when we were poor.

It was a mielie (corn) cob doll with a mango pip head. And a face drawn on the shaved  side of the very fibrous mangoes we got in those days. Today’s genetically engineered fiber-less mangoes would be useless. Sixty five years ago, mangoes, scrubbed and combed produced wondrously long blonde “hair”, perfect for styling!

When I was five, my doll, dressed in floral cotton by my Nanna, sporting a mango head attached carefully by my Grandpa with nails, that had long blonde tresses, was, for me, the most wondrous thing in the world.

Antique Corn Cob doll from America



Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

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