For over a year, now, The Smile for the Camera Genealogy Blog Carnival has been using monthly prompts to get folks to share their treasured photos.
The site says that: "Your submission may include as many or as few words as you feel are necessary to describe your treasured photograph. Those words may be in the form of an expressive comment, a quote, a journal entry, a poem (your own or a favorite), a scrapbook page, or a heartfelt article. The choice is yours!"
Cool! I decided to join the fun with the 16th Edition, appearing next week.
The word prompt for the 16th Edition of Smile For The Camera is "Bling, ancestor Bling." I am always drawn to the beautiful jewelry worn by our ancestors in old photographs. The locket that was your Great Grandmother's treasure, the pocket watch proudly displayed by a male ancestor, the beautiful crosses of old, and the children with their tiny bracelets. While not many of our ancestors were wealthy enough to own multiple pieces of jewelry, there was the one good piece that held sentimental value. Some of us have been fortunate enough to inherit those treasures. Show us a photograph of your ancestor wearing their "Bling," or photographs of the pieces you have inherited
I don't have pictures of my Mom prominently wearing her jewelry, but I have her Jewelry Box. ;-D
I belive my Mother bought this sometime before that, but can't confirm that.
Ever since my early childhood I remember this box, and the tune called Around the World, that would come out of it when Mom wound the pin on its bottom, all the way around.
The tune lasts about 5 minutes, and still plays perfectly today. ;-D
My Mom kept her ear rings, necklaces, and other things in this Music Box, and the key still works, to lock the box, as well.
Since the early 90's I have kept my High School, and College, Class Rings, from Pomona High 1978, and Cal State University Los Angeles 1982, inside it. ;-D