Tuesday, August 25, 2009
My great-grandmother was born in 1896. Sometime between 16 and 21years old, or between the years of 1912 and 1917, she was given a gold bracelet. Her name was engraved inside it.
My grandmother was born in 1923. Her mom died when she was three years old and the gold bracelet was passed to her. Her name was engraved inside it.
My mom was born in 1953. She was given the bracelet on her eighteenth birthday. Her name was engraved inside it.
I was born in 1976. My mom died when I was fifteen years old and the bracelet was passed to me. I will engrave my name in it.
My daughter was born in 2007. She'll receive the bracelet when she turns eighteen. At that point there probably won't be room for any new names to be engraved.
The bracelet is nearly 100 years old.
The picture above spans four generations - my grandma, my mom (not pictured, as she died many years ago) me, and my daughter - and includes the bracelet that has been worn by four generations, with the fifth generation just sixteen years away from wearing it.
I love this picture!