Source: We Heart It

Source: We Heart It

My Mother’s Jewelry


Being a gracious Southern lady in

the 50s and 60s …

My Mother was always dressed

to perfection wearing hose

and heels even to do daily house work

Every outfit had matching jewelry

Nothing expensive mind you


Tasteful with what she could afford

Nearly always a matching set of

necklace, bracelet and clip-on earrings


As she moved into he 70s and 80s

She liberated herself of hose and heels

And the dreaded girdle …

Replacing them with casual dresses

Skirts and blouses


Jeans or slacks

She favored comfort over decorum

as most women did during that time


With that fashion change

the matching jewelry sets sat

unworn in her jewelry box or

gift boxes in her dresser

Those were replaced with with

a simple ring

sometimes a necklace


she pierced her ears which

opened up a whole world

of jewelry possibilities

It also meant we could share

earrings …

Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie