This is one of the most cherished things to come out of this year of blogging – reconnecting with an old schoolmate through letters. In our teens I remember sitting in the sofa-sized backseat of her grandmother’s Cadillac Coupe de Ville in the garage. I remember that same grandmother’s mammoth doll collection too. That house was a creative’s dream come true. I remember being inspired by the spectacle of that doll collection and if my bad memory recalls, I may have even written a story for Creative Writing class inspired by my experiences in that house.