My Box of Memories

The other day I was going through my jewelry box trying to pick out a pair of earrings and a necklace to wear.   It occurred to me that much of my jewelry holds small memories of my life.   It’s mostly costume jewelry but I do have a few pieces of gold jewelry.   There’s the tiny gold cat pendant and necklace with a single diamond that my parents gave me for high school graduation.   There’s another gold cat pendant and necklace that my brother and sister-in-love gave me for Christmas many years ago.   Oh, and then there is the gold heart pendant with scatter diamonds that Norm gave me for my birthday when we were courting.   He surprised me our first Christmas together as a married couple with matching earrings to go with that necklace.   Yes, it’s really a box of memories not just jewelry.