Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Carol Meets the "Bangkok Dolls" Lady

Carol insisted that we find the place that makes Thailand's famous dolls. We drove down narrow alleys in a taxi trying to locate the "factory". After numerous wrong turns and Bob's attempt at asking directions in Thai, we finally found it. The owner is 90 years old and truly a remarkable person. She started the business nearly fifty years ago and her dolls are sold all over Thailand. She has been visited by Thailand's Queen and some of the princesses. She even has a picture of Pope John Paul II blessing her. She is sharp-witted and has some fluency in English. Carol was impressed by her stories and dedication to the art of doll making and now has a new friend.


At 7:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Ornate dolls! What a treat to meet this lady, Carol!

At 5:14 PM, Blogger smalls said...

Wow- I bet Grams Blaisdell would have liked to meet her. Sounds like a very strong woman.


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