Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Grandma's Coral Necklace

Grandma had this necklace that she wore when I was growing up. She had lots of other jewelry, but this was one of her favorite pieces. She probably wore it once a week.  It was made of coral beads carved into roses. Maybe her love of roses and foreign things influenced her love for this necklace:)

A few months ago, I was thinking about this necklace and I tried to find it when I went home, but it wasn't in Grandma's jewelry drawer.  After looking for a while and asking my parents about it, we gave up and assumed it had somehow just gotten lost over the last few years.

Grandma passed away a few weeks ago.  The last time I went up to my house in Salt Lake to visit my family, Dad pulled me into his room to give me a couple of Grandma's necklaces that he'd found. One was a white moonstone necklace, and one was the carved coral necklace. I was so happy!  I thought it was gone forever.  I wore it on Sunday and I felt really close to her. I'm so glad that I'll be able to keep this special memento that meant so much to her, and now means so much to me.

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