lestermom (lestermom) wrote,

Grandmommie's Ring

This ring belonged to my grandmother, Edna, who was born around 1900. She gave it to her daughter, Dulcie (my mother), who wore it in her girlhood. I have a picture of my mother wearing it as a teenager. Then my mom gave it to me when I was 11 or 12. Both my mother and grandmother were petite (my grandmother was 4'10") with small hands and slender fingers. I was much heartier than that, and by the time I was a teenager, my fingers were too large for the ring. I remember my dad cutting it off my finger when he discovered that I couldn't take it off. Later, I had the ring sized larger. Since I considered myself a "farmer" of sorts after I married Steve, milking goats, tending chickens, gardening, and remodeling houses, I put the ring away, as impractical for my lifestyle. I found recently after many years, and I've been admiring it and appreciating the women who wore it.
mom's ring
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