Monday, April 29, 2013

Dolly of Three Dresses

Sloping down from the somewhat main road toward the Life in Africa gathering place, the familiar children began calling after me about their 100 Christmas Dollies. This time when I stopped to greet them, I demanded to see how they were taking care of their babies. Sandra was the only one who could produce her dolly as her older sister ran to retrieve that baby.

Somehow, this dolly must have been shivering in the night. She was clothed first in overalls – meaning she was a he – and then in a dress with another dress on top. Children in Uganda seem somehow genderless when it comes to their clothing so we’ll not focus on that issue for the moment. It’s the shivering that I can’t imagine. Doesn’t this Florida-born dolly know that Africa is HOT too?