Thursday, August 20, 2015

'Your Grandmother Has Creepy Dolls'

During our visit to Santa Cruz, I showed Elliot some of the marionettes that terrified me as a child.

The Pinocchio doll was particularly disturbing. It was hung from the ceiling in the room we shared as kids and would gently twist on its wires, casting spooky shadows on the wall.

Fortunately, my mother (known to Elliot as "BoMa") preserved them all. So now they can unnerve the next generation.