Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day 11- A piece of jewelry that a Grandparent gave you.

Grandma and Grandpa Ovitz
Dear Amanda,

Early in 1944, during WWII, when Grandpa (John W. Ovitz Jr.) was stationed in Hawaii he purchased this jewelry for his mother (my G. Grandmother - Urania Bryan Rogers) and sent it to her in Sycamore (IL). These are taro leaves an important symbol in Hawaii as the taro plant is to them an important vegetable, as potatoes is to us. We hope you will enjoy having them. Congratulations on your achievement of completing college and to moving on.

With much love,
Grandma and Grandpa
September 2005
Yes I kept the letter in the box with the jewelry!!!
Most people know of the taro leaf as an elephant ear leaf.

Grandma Purkey
The heart bracelet was my Grandma Purkey's given to her by my mothers biological father (Grandpa Pinkston) when my mom was a baby. It was passed on to my mother when she was a little girl and was only allowed to wear it on special occasions.

I've always kept the heart braclet and the cross necklace in the same box together so I figured I'd share this one as well. My mother recieved the cross necklace by her god parents (Aunt Violet and Uncle Grover Pinkston).

Both of these pieces were passed down to me a few years back.

The Box & Jewelry
Heart Bracelet (given to my mother approx 1949)
Cross Necklace (given to my mother approx 1952)

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