Describe an heirloom you may have inherited from a female ancestor.
|Elsie Beatrice Blagdon HAYWOOD (1908-1975)|
So she gave me her ring and, although I wore it every day, I did not care for it quite as well as I should have. By the time I had reached my twenties, almost all the precious stones had gone. I went to a local jeweller and asked how much it would cost to have the chips replaced. His answer? that it would cost more than the ring itself was worth. But to me, the ring was precious beyond mere money.
Now I am older, and fatter, and the ring no longer fits me. But it stays in pride of place in my jewellery box, a reminder of a grandmother's love.
Once again, in honour of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month. I know this is really US-centric - but that's not going to stop me honouring my own Fearless Females...