Saturday, July 25, 2015

My Only Earrings


I wear these every single day--and take them out every afternoon to swim with Daisy (4:30, be there or be square).

These were my grandmother's pearls. A month ago I lost one, and coming through the living room I said to Clara, who was sitting on the couch, "I've lost an earring--let me know if you see it."

"Isn't that it?" she asked, pointing to the floor by our feet. Drama over.

13 comments:

jill said...

Two things. One, it is nice to know I am not the only 'oddball' woman out there with one pair of earrings. Mine are also pearls. Two, my mom yelled for me one day....many, many moons ago, and asked that I help her find her glasses. While trying hard not to laugh I asked, "you mean the ones on top of your head?" Drama over indeed. Thanks for the laugh and memories. I do hope you and The Composer had a wonderful anniversary.
blessings, jill

Christina Gomez said...

They are beautiful and that is wonderful they are Your grandmothers! I have misplaced valuable things before... so glad Clara saw it! Christina

Carol said...

PTL!!!

Lisa said...

I'm assuming you were in a tizzy, and Clara wasn't, and that's why she saw it. Glad it's found!
I have a thing for earrings, and love to have several pairs. But in my ongoing journey toward more minimalism, I only want the earrings I'm regularly wearing.

Lisateresa

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Loved this! I have a recent earring story. I also have a pair that I wear most of the time. They are black pearls, the gift my daughter gave both mothers at her wedding. We were visiting our daughter near Boston when I laid my earrings down on a table to protect them while changing clothes. Later when I went to put them on, they were no longer there. My husband said her very large dog had been sniffing in that area. I assumed Charlie had eaten the earrings. I was upset at myself, not the dog.

So imagine my surprise when, a couple months later, I was cleaning out my purse and my favorite earrings fell out. Apparently, someone had dropped them in my purse to protect them! I had to send out an apology to my Granddog, now a thousand miles away. -;)

Polly said...

I wear pearls each day too! They were a gift from my grandmother--did not actually belong to her.

I own more earrings than that and love wearing them sometimes, but my standby are the pearls. Wore them in the lake today....

My husband once lost his wedding ring in the garden. It was there for a whole year. (He'd been burning brush--we used a metal detector over the whole yard...) Then one day the next summer he was weeding a row of tomatoes and found it glistening in the sun....! We were happy!

Rose said...

A happy ending!

With most things I'm quite restrained but with earrings I have far too many and they drive me nuts as I go through the morning untangle. Inspired by you Anna, I shall reduce them to five pairs and send the rest to Lifeline. Thank you.

Anna said...

Polly, that's an amazing story. My father lost his wedding ring in a sack of corn seed and found it the next year. Twice I've lost the stone from my engagement ring and found it again miraculously, after several weeks--it's been secured by much better prongs since.

Sherry said...

i wear pearls most every day (as my blog name says...).
a lovely set of pearl earrings has gone missing and i
don't know where or how. it's been a couple years now
and i'm still looking. hoping. SO GLAD you found your pearls.

good_to_be_home said...

simplicity at it's finest

Farrah said...

I'm so glad you found it.

Margo said...

so charming. I helped to plan and host a "pearl party" one time (I blogged it) because my friends and I think that all pearls have stories :) My name means "pearl" which I love.

Running with a sharp pencil said...

My grandmother told me that her mother had pierced ears with little ruby earrings - and they were her only earrings. My great-grandmother Ada passed away in 1931 and I suppose the earrings were buried with her. I have a big collection of various earrings, but I usually wear simple silver hoops about the size of a quarter - most every day. Pearls are simple and always nice.

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