Piece #4 of 100
Okay, I fess up. These are not really rubies, but the rhinestones are real! These are the earrings that Shoey wore during our first photo shoot. I am now calling that our “first” photo shoot, because we are planning more. Woo hoo!
These sparkly dangles are about two inches long, and are not signed. Mom has an identical pair with “emeralds.” Red and green. Two of a kind. Based on photo evidence, I’d say they’re from the mid to late eighties.
Twenty-five years later, the earrings look great. But we’ve aged a bit. Nowadays one of Mom’s favorite activities is getting clothes from me. Not every week, but once or twice a month I bring her outfits (complete with matching jewelry, belts, and scarves) from her closet. She gets so excited! It’s gotten to the point, that she doesn’t have any more room in the two armoires in her single room. I’ve tried explaining to her that in order to get more outfits, she’ll need to rotate some of her clothes out of her closet and into mine. I can take some things that need dry cleaning and kill two birds with one stone. But she has a hard time letting go of the clothes. She won’t let me take any of them! But she surely wants me to bring more! I guess a third armoire will be the answer. Or else I have sneak in and take some things out. It’s sad and funny all at the same time.