My major heirloom

A very special ring
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
January 16, 2017 11:35am CST
A heirloom is defined as a family possession handed down from generation to generation and I see this heirloom just that. A little history about the ring--Joe had designed and had the ring made for Albyn when they celebrated their 25th anniversary--jokingly I said I would love it when the inevitable happens----towards the end of his life Joe was very sick and Albyn had to sell everything and anything he had to pay doctors, hospitals, drugs, etc. My aunt bought it for my uncle (they were good friends with Joe & Albyn) but Albyn agreed only if they left it to me in their will and they did. Whenever I look at it---many times a day--or someone remarks on it I think of Joe, Albyn, Flo and Richard--4 very special people in my life. And someday it will belong to Chuck.
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@MALUSE (45827)
• Uzbekistan
16 Jan 17
It's nice to own jewellery with a history.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
18 Jan 17
It's the only jewelry I own.
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@snowy22315 (55924)
• United States
16 Jan 17
The heirloom is lovely. I have my grandmother's wedding ring. I told my son he can use it if he gets married,,,thus far it hasn't happened.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
18 Jan 17
Give it to him--you never know! :O)
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@snowy22315 (55924)
• United States
18 Jan 17
@GreatMartin Well I will keep it until the time comes lol.
@snowy22315 (55924)
• United States
18 Jan 17
@GreatMartin Well I will keep it until the time comes lol.
@velvet53 (17721)
• Palisade, Colorado
16 Jan 17
That is awesome! I am happy that it was given to you.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
18 Jan 17
It was the only 'thing' I ever wanted!1
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@velvet53 (17721)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Jan 17
@GreatMartin And I know that you are very happy to have it. Funny how something like a ring could mean so much to a person.
• Banks, Oregon
20 May 17
These are the types of discussions i love to read, how wonderful to have this ring to continue to pass down.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
21 May 17
And along with the ring Chuck will get all my debts!!! LOL
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
21 May 17
@GreatMartin Chuck and me in the 'good old days'
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• Banks, Oregon
21 May 17
@GreatMartin nice picture
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@JudyEv (140959)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Jan 17
I'm glad the ring has found its way to you. Neither of our sons have children so I don't know where our heirlooms, such as they are, will finish up.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
18 Jan 17
I believe in giving people things while I am alive to see them enjoying it--when I go all they will get are the bills I will leave! :O)
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
21 Jan 17
@JudyEv Well I have to leave something!!!
@allknowing (72751)
• India
17 Jan 17
The meaning of heirlooms is lost these days as hardly anyone has any use for them. Most of today's generation have left the shores seeking greener pastures having little or no interest in what would be called as heirlooms.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
18 Jan 17
Unless they know it is worth something! Then they fight over it! :O)
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@allknowing (72751)
• India
18 Jan 17
@GreatMartin You will not believe this. Most of the youngsters around have enough money that they hardly crave for what their elders would leave behind. Their tastes are so different too, to want to own things that the elders would want to pass on.
@hardyPB (85)
16 Jan 17
interesting..
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
18 Jan 17
Like me! :O)
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@syeow1 (5132)
• India
16 Jan 17
Nice..
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
18 Jan 17
Like me! :O)
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@syeow1 (5132)
• India
18 Jan 17
@jstory07 (72208)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Feb 17
That is neat and you can pass it on.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
10 Feb 17
It is already designated to go to someone who knew Joe, Albyn and me.
@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Jan 17
The life history of a ring. How fun. Thanks for sharing.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
18 Jan 17
I live in a county that doesn't believe in history--I do! :O)
@RasmaSandra (21042)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
17 Jan 17
A most interesting and beautiful ring with special memories. It is nice to have something like that which you can treasure.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
18 Jan 17
That is one of many reasons I am glad I am old--the memories!
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@Corbin5 (122392)
• United States
16 Jan 17
It really is a beautiful ring that evokes memories of those who were very special.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
18 Jan 17
Joe and Albyn were my mentors--I met them when I was 20 and they taught me how to live. :O)
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@rz3300 (136)
• United States
16 Jan 17
That is certainly nicer than what I can call my heirlooms. I am pretty jealous of that, just make sure you take care of it.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
18 Jan 17
That's all I have except bills!! :O)
@PatZAnthony (13234)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
21 Jan 17
This is such a treasured piece. How wonderful to have something that was shared by those you cared about before it came to you.