The little girl who loved dolls – A dolls house and paper dolls

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When I was a small girl I used to go and spend a few weeks during the school holidays with my grandparents. They were a very interesting pair who tried their hands at a lot of different and interesting enterprises. During the spring school holiday of my eighth year, I went for a visit to Granny Joan and Granddad Jack. At this particular point in time they were working as caretakers at a yacht club at the Vaal Dam. One of their duties was to run the tuck-shop that served the visitors who were enjoying the swimming pool facilities. I thought this was absolutely great as it meant that I got to help out with serving at the counter and also to enjoy lots of free ice-creams.

I can recall quite clearly Granddad Jack coming to fetch me in his old beige hatchback car. Granddad Jack could be quite grumpy…

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