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Treasure Chest Thursday – My Childhood Rings
October 20th, 2011 by Jessica

In an effort to document my family treasures which cannot be scanned in, I am publishing this series of pictures as part of the Treasure Chest Thursday theme at Geneabloggers.  Someday in the future, I hope to shed some light on these treasures for my family who might inherit them.  What were they for?  Who did they come from? Why were they considered treasures?  Let’s find out.

Jessica's Childhood Rings

Jessica's Childhood Rings

These little rings were some of my favorites when I was in Junior High and High School.  I wore them often, which is especially evidenced by the middle ring from which most of the gold plating has worn off.  They are all costume jewelery but I liked them very much.  They now reside in a memory box in my closet.

My 12th Birthday Ring

My 12th Birthday Ring

My 12th Birthday ring is special, however.  This ring is real gold.  It was not costume jewelery by any means.  I received this ring on my 12th birthday from my DaD’s girlfriend at the time, Noreen Ackerman.  I loved Noreen and this ring was very, very special to me.  I wore it every day until I got my class ring in High School at age 16.

On June 20, 2011 I gave this little gold ring to my niece, Rachel, during her summer visit to Arizona.  I told her that I received it on my 12th birthday and since she was now 12, it was her turn to have it.  I hope she treasures it half as much as I have over the years.

I took the picture to the left on the day I gave it to Rachel.

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