Sunday, October 11, 2009
The engagement ring
Lori at Family Trees May Contain Nuts is giving a writer's challenge.....I am not a writer!!! But she challenged us to tell about one of the nicest things someone has done for us. She should have called this a story challenge so those of us who can not write would feel a bit better!!!
This is a blurry picture but you get the idea. One of the nicest things that someone did for me concerns my engagement ring. When my hubby and I were dating we were very, very, very ,very (you get it!) poor. He had decided to ask for my hand in marriage, but he could not afford a ring. His sister had this ring pictured above, and it was a very special ring. During the Great Depression my hubby's grandfather had worked for different people in the Hollywood area. He would do carpentry and mason type work. At one time he did work for this one movie star (sorry, I forget the name) and this person paid him with diamonds since money was just not available! These diamonds were later used for various things, including a ring for my hubby's mom.
The ring pictured above was also made at some time with some of these diamonds ,and my hubby's grandmother gave it to my husband's sister. The wonderful thing was that my sister-in-law was willing to give this ring to my husband so he could have an engagement ring. A ring with so much history, yet she freely gave it to him so we could be engaged!! Great sis in law, eh?