Dolls for Grandchildren

AJ Wood
7 min readDec 29, 2022

One of the most precious gifts I’ve ever received

From author’s files

Disclaimer: My current day job is in the kitchen of a rest home. HIPPA laws (protecting a patient’s right to privacy) prevail there, so the residents described in this story have been fictionalized.

However, I really did make a couple of dolls for a beloved resident, and I’ve described my reaction to the experience as I felt it.

AJ Wood

Good work! You’ve found my personal journal. You may find it healing, as I do. Go on, take a peek. And come join the fun!