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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Gifts from Mom

01 Mom & Gaelyn at Crazy's Chinese Buffet Harlingen TX (817x1024)

Today, between doctor appointments (another story), Mom wanted to show me her jewelry. She doesn’t have much and most of it’s not fancy or expensive. She does wear earrings every day.

02 SS & turq pendant-broche from Mom San Benito TX (1024x768)

I spotted this obviously Native pendant/broche buried under some cheap plastic beads and asked if I could have it. It’s old, no stamps, just “Betty Zuni” scratched into the back. Tells me it was made pre-1970s. No story beyond that.

03 SS & turq pendant-broche & ring from Mom San Benito TX (1024x950)

The ring was a gift to Mom from my dear Aunt Kay. It too is an older piece with an engraving on the back I can’t quite read. I will treasure these forever.

04 Sunset over resaca San Benito TX (1024x768)

Sorry about confusing people yesterday with the “resaca” thing. The Spanish verb resacar, to retake, seems to have several definitions. A hangover or headache which follows a drunken state, or an undercurrent, seaward pull, undertow. Seems some resacas were former channels of the Rio Grande river used for flood control. The Resaca de los Fresnos in San Benito, which I shared, was developed for irrigation purposes.

16 comments:

Ruth said...

How lovely to enjoy these heirloom pieces. Hoping the medical end of things is going well.

Karen said...

love that necklace, and it is much "you".

Small City Scenes said...

Very nice. I do like the pendant and the ring but the ring needs to go on long fingers and mine are short---lol. It looks good on your finger. MB

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That jewelry is wonderful. You really will treasure both items.

Martha Z said...

Lovely, I guess we now know where you got your love of turquoise.
I hope that things are resolving with out too much difficulty. I know how difficult it is to find proper care for aging parents.

Elaine said...

The perfect jewelry for you and made extra special in that they were your mom's.

Janine Bachelier said...

Looks like a great time with your mom. The jewelry is beautiful also-I've always worn torquoise and especially like the older pieces. Keep well- peace.

Firefly said...

Pieces like that means more to me than the newer more expensive stuff. The memories and attachments to it are priceless.

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

I like the jewelry, and it looks neat to me.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Heirloom jewelry is the best kind, Gaelyn. Those particular piece suit you, too, and are both exquisite. Your mom has a twinkle in her eyes!

Kathiesbirds said...

Nice to see your Mom. She has a nice smile. Lovley sky.

Splendid Little Stars said...

pretty pieces! even more wonderful because of the sentimental attachment.

Barb said...

Your Mom looks quite pleased on the photo, Gaelyn. How nice of her to share her treasures. I'm in the mts with the grands, so not much computer time!

Janie said...

Interesting to hear about the resacas. Your mom's taste in jewelry seems to reflect your own interest in the Native American style with a southwestern flare.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful pieces of jewelry and they do seem to fit you well. I'm sure you will treasure these gifts from your Mom. Love th last sky shot and the photo of your sweet Mom.

dAwN said...

That jewelry is perfect for you! Nice mama.

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