My mom had hundreds of pieces of jewellery. Most of it was costume jewellery that was given to her over the years. However, there were also some pieces of jewellery that belonged to her parents, grandparents and even great grandparents.
Although she did not specifically indicate that she would like her jewellery to go to Jessica and Jenny James (her granddaughters) she left a few notes with certain items that asked that those pieces be given to them.
Therefore, I decided to send all the jewellery out to Jessica and Jenny as a surprise. However, as I went through it I became quite sentimental concerning some of the pieces. It was not the jewellery itself but the notes that accompanied the pieces.
Accordingly, for the sake of posterity I photographed the jewellery and have typed out my mom's notes. Several of the stories (and one in particular that reads like a movie script) are quite interesting.
And as I was going through the process I discovered that there were a few items that I wanted to keep and I will denote those and the reasons for me keeping them.
I hope you will find some of the stories to be of interest.