When I was a young child, my Grandmother Stella Field gave me a special gift. It was a bracelet and ring that had been given to her from her mother. They belonged to Eva Mae Bell as a young child.
Bracelet and ring
Eva Mae was born February 10, 1868 (that is 149 years ago this year.) What we don't know for sure is if these belonged to Eva's mother or earlier generations.
Passing down the line
Since I don't have children of my own, I was very excited when my nephew and his wife were interesting in continuing the legacy. This weekend, I passed the two pieces on to Ian's wife, Courtney. The pieces actually fit her! I guess that means it was meant to be.
Courtney receiving the jewelry
They will keep them in the safe until their daughters are old enough to receive them as a gift. As a child, I was allowed to wear these pieces for special occasions only. I heard a news report recently that stated the younger generations are no longer interested in family heirlooms. I am glad that is not the case with these pieces.
I am an eclectic person. I’ve broken the mold for the stereotype of what an accountant is like (as an accountant with a very creative side). I LOVE to challenge what “always has been”. Let’s look at things and think about them. Is there a "better" out there that we have missed because “it’s always been this way”? “Live, Laugh and Love” is one of my mottos. There is so much beauty in life we just need to stop and appreciate it. “Dance like no one is watching!” because the music in your head doesn’t match what’s playing for anyone else. :^)