Every Thursday, I take a look at things I wish I’d done “if I die today.” One of those thing is pass on the stories of special things and family heirlooms. The problem is, I don’t know many of the stories. So, to get me going on this project, here’s what I’m doing…I’ll pick three items and tell you what I know and the next week, I’ll tell you what more I find out. I’ll do this “back and forth” during June and July. Here are this week’s heirlooms, and what I know about them:
This pin was given to me by my mother’s sister, my Aunt Alma. This was a special gift because although I never considered her stingy, my Aunt Alma was a “collector” and didn’t part with her treasures easily. It belonged to my maternal grandmother who received it from my grandfather.
This was my mom’s high school class ring. It has a “D” on it that I believe stands for Decherd, Tennessee; however, I know that my mom graduated from New Carlisle High School in Indiana.
Sonia Henie Pin
I remember this being in my mother’s jewelry box. I loved it when my mom would let me get in her jewelry box. I would take everything out and admire all the pretty things. Sonia Henie was a famous ice skater.
Next week, I’ll tell you what I find out about these pieces of jewelry.
Sorrow makes us all children again – destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing..
Ralph Waldo Emerson