Tuesday, March 17, 2009
wwc diamond and one and pottery in action
(le Mister und le Missus, cookies and starfish plate by Gary Rith)
Kind of interesting story, but first: Tink's weekly photo challenge are diamonds and one.
So the story is this. Back in 92, just before we got married, my mom asked if the missus would like our beloved great-grandmother Tete's wedding band--a thin floral patterned gold ring. Inside it said 'AR to EL 1914' and we added 'GR to MH 1992'. When you think about it, that means the ring is nearly 100 years old today. Later my wife's aunt asked if we wanted the plain gold band which had belonged to my wife's grandmother (who must had HUGE hands--her ring fits on my larger ring
finger) and it says '4-8-24 something something' and our dates, but all of it is worn and impossible to read----I take off my ring every day to work and pocket it, and I think that has worn the etching inside.
The engagement ring with large diamond and smaller had been my wife's other grandmother's, and her grandmother gave it to her to wear. After her grandmother passed away 2 years later, the smaller wedding ring that was matched to the engagement ring was found in a bureau drawer. So the missus wears 3 rings, and I wear one, all of which are pretty old family things.
In dream news, I know you 're waiting for that, not as evenful as it could be. First dream had us moving to Indiana to be closer to our bloggy friend Mary Lee, who comments here as Mary Lee and ML and she is the sweetest and it would be fun to live close to her. In the 2nd dream, I was antique shopping all night and didn't spend anything, which is true in life lately: I don't feel like spending anything, the economy is so iffy.
And yes, thanks for asking, on my side of the family, aside from a little Welsh, Hungarian, German and English, I have large doses of Irish ancestry as many Americans do, but mine is both Irish Catholic and Irish Protestant which seem to coexist happily within me.
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 6:16 AM