I have always had a thing for little things. It’s almost a wonder that I don’t have a collection of miniatures. One summer, I collected dimes. I kept them in a pink plastic container after I’d eaten all of the cinnamon candies. Dimes will sometimes smell like cinnamon. When I travel, I pick up little things to give away to people when I return. Two of my favorites have come from Alaska – billikins and totem coins. I’m also quite fond of the Ty Beanie Babies – for their soft fur and the fact that someone assigns birthdays to them.