The theme suggested to run through 2013 is ‘My Precious’…to identify those items you would just HAVE to keep with you, come what may, because they are just too precious & to tell the story of why they are!
As a very small girl I used to be taken to visit two elderly Aunts. I was expected to be seen & not heard as the elder of these spinster sisters, Auntie Ethel, was a very strict retired nursing Matron who I think even my Mum was a little scared of!!
The younger sister, Auntie Doris, was made of much gentler stuff & would slip me pieces of barley sugar & would sit with me & allow me to play with her charm bracelet. It was gold & I swear there was a charm on every link! It was so heavy & made the most wonderful rattling noise when she moved her arm!
It was something I coveted as the years went by & on my twelfth birthday my Mum bought me a silver chain & a single silver charm…a gypsey caravan that opens to reveal a gypsey woman hunched over a crystal ball.
As events & birthdays unfolded more charms were added…a Cornish pixie from my first holiday in St Ives…a vintage car when I passed my driving test…a cupid (a Valentines day gift from my first ‘Real’ boyfriend!) I swore that I’d keep going until I had a charm on every link, just like Auntie Doris!
But do you
know, I never
change & at
around age 20
I started to
favour gold over
silver & stopped
bracelet but it
remains in my
jewellery box &
I can still recall
the story behind
I had thought, before I became a Mum, that maybe I would pass it on if I ever had a daughter! Now I’m Mum to two boys & I know they’re not interested!! But maybe…just maybe there’ll be a granddaughter one day who might like to wear silver & learn the tale behind each charm?!!
So that’s my ‘Precious’ for February! If you’d like to share your story pop over to ‘From High In The Sky’ & link up to your blog. While you’re there take some time to read a few of the other stories there, I know you’ll enjoy them, I do!
Thanks for stopping by & come back soon!