Piece #3 of 100:
I love these earrings! They are my mother’s sparkly style, but they are sized like earrings I gravitate towards (about 2.5″ long). While playing around with them, I discovered that the dangle part actually disengages from the top, so they can be worn either with or without the dangle. This appeals to my “buy one — get two” personality trait, which, of course, I inherited from Mom.
So with all these sparkly pieces, one might think my Mom lead the glamorous life of a party girl. Actually, although she loved dressing up, I don’t think of Mom as party girl. She preferred smaller groups where she could talk to everyone at the table in a single conversation. In fact, my memories of Mom dressing up fall into two distinct categories: first the fifties, and second on cruises, which she enjoyed primarily in the eighties and nineties.