If so, bring it out of hiding to shine again for generations to come!
When I was only in gradeschool or early junior high, late 1950s or early 1960s, my grandmother gave me a gold locket engraved with a "K" (for Katheryn) that she was given by my grandfather as an engagement present before he left for the Spanish America War. The pictures inside it were of my grandmother and grandfather probably from around the 1920s. I cherished it all these years and even wore it a few times in the 1980s to compliment a pull-over sweater; that is, until the chain broke and I was afraid of losing it. Today, it is displayed in a small, clear net sack in one of my heritage scrapbooks dedicated to them and ancesters before them.
Three other pieces of jewelry that I've saved were chartruse flower earrings and matching bangle bracelet that my mother wore to my sister's wedding in 1968. She passed a month later, one month before my high school graduation. After all these years, I brought them out from hiding and now display them on a piece I call "My Heritage" Tree.
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