Friday, May 04, 2007

Show & Tell Friday

Today is Show and Tell Friday once again. I have had a lot of fun with this since Kelli started in a couple of weeks ago. I have shown some paintings my Hubby and I did and a picture of my son with our dog and my mother's dog. Today...I want to show you a piece of jewelry. For those that know me, this is probably a surprise since I don't wear jewelry, but this piece is very special to me. Their is "history" to this cross. My grandmother died at the age of 51 of colon cancer (I was 10). 12 years later my grandfather and step-grandma decided it was time to do something with all of grandma's gold jewelry. There are 14 cousins on that side, but only my sister and I ever knew Grandma Peggy (the rest were not born until after grandpa remarried a wonderful lady named Helen.) Anyway they purchased to gold crosses (one for myself and one for my sister) and had the diamonds taken from Grandma's wedding band/solitaire and had them placed on these crosses. I wore this cross on my wedding day. It is very special to me and wanted to share it with you all. Thank you for looking.


10 comments:

Tracy said...

What a thoughtful idea! And a neat treasure to pass down.

Marci said...

What a wonderful gift that was. Thanks for sharing Melanie!!

Penless Thoughts said...

What beautiful crosses in themselves and then having the special diamonds that belonged to your grandmother is wonderful.

Trella said...

That was a great idea! What a beautiful treasure and memory to have.

Sharon said...

A beautiful treasure and story behind it to pass down.

Morning Glory said...

Oh wow, what a treasure!! That's was so very thoughtful of them to do that with her jewelry.

Kelli said...

Oh, how wonderful!! The cross is just beautiful and I love how your Grandma's diamonds were put in the gold. Very special!!!
Kelli

Momma Roar said...

A beautiful necklace with such sweet memories!

Barbara H. said...

What a lovely thing to do with your grandmother's jewelry! It's beautiful.

Pam said...

Special indeed! I loved this story about the lovely necklace. This was my first time to participate n the show and tell. I've enjoyed it so very very much!