I love to wear brooches (pins) with my pearls. I particularly love the vintage marquisette style and was overjoyed when my sister reportted that she had discovered a hidden trove of them in Mother Flamingo Dancer’s bedroom. They are inexpensive costume jewellery, but a joy to me.
We went to collect some furniture and I was given a box containing the jewellery and a few other bits and pieces. Daughter1 had borrowed the pendant that Mother Flamingo Dancer wore on her wedding day, a gift from her groom (Father Flamingo Dancer, naturally) to wear on her own wedding day, and it was in amongst the pieces so I opened the box when I got home to give the pendant to D1 as her treasure to keep.
We found a few odd things, including:
I am not sure if they are an old pair of mother’s, or in fact Dad’s teeth!
When Dad died, it unfolded that his teeth did not arrive with him at the funeral home and so Dad was buried without teeth. We didn’t think he would be needing them. A couple of months later Mum received a package from the hospital – Dad’s teeth! We shall have to ask if they are her spares, if not, even if they were Dad’s they are going in the bin. Somethings are just not to be kept.
Though it is tempting to keep them in my bedside table along with the false eyes. It might be the start of a very interesting heirloom collection -. false family body parts.