Where is my Tukata

Jig, D Modal

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Noel Scott is a master carpenter and fine accordion player. Until Covid hit, he had been overseeing a renovation of our home.

Back when we began the house project with him, we needed to knock down a rotten porch and excavate for a new foundation. In the course of digging, we unearthed a dozen antique bottles and… a tiny doll’s arm!

Just moments before striking porcelain, I’d been talking to a friend in Thailand. So when I saw the little doll arm I thought of the word in Thai first. Tukata (ตุ๊กตา) has three syllables, which felt like a jig.

(Where’s the rest of the doll? We haven’t found it yet…)

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