Girls collect an assortment of things. Scarves, shoes, jewelery, accessories. As do I. Yet to my name I also have a substantial collection of old miniature lead soldiers and toys. I can’t have enough. Wherever I travel, near or far, I find antique and bric-a-brack shops and this is what I ask for. Sometimes I luck it and find a few soldiers specific to the area or a battle. Other times there are miniature toys to be found in dusty cabinets. A friend who grew up in the French Belgium Congo recently gave me those that he played with as a child. There are more than 50 now, and I’m just getting started. They need me to love and cherish them. So please, if on your wonders you happen upon some lonely soldiers, let me know. There’s a girl right here that would like to take them home.