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You never really realize just how many beads are on a necklace until… 
24th-Feb-2009 02:40 pm
Lisa in Green Cartoon

You never really realize just how many beads are on a necklace until you are trying to pick them all up off the floor. 

This was once my mother's necklace, and I'm sure she only paid a few dollars for it sometime inthe '80s or '90s - it wasn't heirloom quality  or particularly special - but I'm kicking myself anyway for snapping the thread.  I don't have a lot of her things. I made a conscious effort when she died to just select some items that meant something to me, and most of those things ended up being costume jewelry, scarves, Christmas decorations, and some dishes.  Every time one of those things gets destroyed, I worry that the day will come when I have nothing left to remember her by, and I wonder if I shouldn't have been so selective before.

Charles is finally off jury duty.  They found the guy guilty of felony murder, and sentenced him to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Charles feels good about it, that justice was done.  Last night was the first time in 2 weeks that he didn't dream about the trial.

Comments 
24th-Feb-2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
The first sentence of this entry is quite deep. Did you mean to do that? You write very well :)
5th-Mar-2009 02:19 am (UTC)
Hee! It wasn't intentional, sadly, but you're right...that could be considered quite a metaphor.
24th-Feb-2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
sorry about the necklace. is it fixable? i broke a silver bead bracelet that belonged to my mom, and i was so sad. i got it repaired (the repair cost as much as the bracelet), but i'm afraid to wear it because i don't want to scramble to pick up beads in a public place.

i know what you mean about not having any more of your mom's stuff. my mom got rid of all but a few of her things before she died. she was worried that my dad would keep all of it, so she got rid of her clothes, jewelry, etc, until there were just necessities left.
5th-Mar-2009 02:21 am (UTC)
No, it wasn't really fixable, but that's okay, I did keep the beads. Being klutzy and nostalgic don't mix very well!
25th-Feb-2009 12:23 am (UTC)
Put all the beads in a really cool bowl and put it on your dresser.
5th-Mar-2009 02:22 am (UTC)
That's a good idea!
25th-Feb-2009 05:29 am (UTC)
That first line is the honest truth. I am sorry that your mother's necklace broke, but you should really stop blaming yourself. You didn't do it on purpose, you know. Have some strawberry pie and cut yourself some slack. Put at least one thing in a safey deposit box to ensure you always have something. Don't forget to include a picture and something in her handwriting.

One of these days I intend to create some sort of art with my Grandmother's costume jewelry. I also kept my Happy's ties to create something as well. Thirty years from now I'll be saying the same things and offering it up as the reason Richy cannot throw said items away. Same with all of Grace's baby clothes...gonna make that quilt one day. Yes, Richy, I realize she is 42, but I WILL GET TO IT.

I am so glad that the trial is over and that Charles' dreams are not taken over by such horror any longer. However, it does make me sad that the murderer will be out of prison long before the guy that was busted for making meth. I am constantly amazed by examples of sentence lengths for various offenses and how lopsided they can be.
5th-Mar-2009 02:26 am (UTC)
I am exactly the same way about saving special things for the mementos I wan to make with them later...surely when I've retired I will have time to work on them! Meanwhile, every closet in the house is stuffed.
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