This just proves to me how circles and crosses are deeply imbedded into my existence . . . for my 50th birthday Barbara used elements in my collection to make me a 50th anniversary necklace. This was secretive and a complete surprise to me I must admit!
Barbara, Janis and Elizabeth (Lil) - 'the girls' conspired and did this using my own pieces that I had secreted away. My two best strands of quartz spheres, clear and smoky. My granulated beads, pierced spacers and half beads from Thomas Bodmer in Bali, my baroque pearl in a cross shape and a solid gold ball engraved with: " Our Soldier Boy 6-7-1949 Your Girls Always Love" . . .
I was reminded of this ball and cross when I wore the necklace to my friend's funeral yesterday. Having lived a full and rewarding life that was cut too short by Acute Leukemia, Graham See was an all-round nice guy - antique dealer, story teller and great family man. We all expected him to bounce back but fate had a different story to play out. Everyone misses you Grey!