Friday, June 17, 2011


While over at Gee-Gee and Pop's for a visit last Thursday, Gee-Gee pulled box after box of "treasures," mostly costume jewelry from my Mama Helen, from her dresser drawers. From Sweet Bean's reaction, you'd have thought these tiny trinkets were made of pure gold and expensive sparkly gemstones! Each jewelry box was better than the one before, eliciting all sorts of funny expressions from GG! My favorite, and one that always turns over my tickler, is when an ecstatic Gillian Grace exclaimed, "Oh buddies!" at the sight of more jewels.

With each piece of jewelry taken from the box, another story of Mama was shared. Though Sweet Bean will never have the opportunity to meet Mama here on this Earth, she will surely know of her great grandmother's adventurous spirit and, of course, keen fashion sense.  And I'm quite sure that Mama Helen was smiling down, proud to see that her treasures were once again being admired and adored!

"The most precious jewels are not made of stone, but of flesh.
~Robert Ludlum

So here's to grandparents---truly some of life's most precious gems!