My mother returned home after the war to reclaim some of her extended family's belongings. The neighbors who were paid by my grandfather to watch over the family effects had long ago deduced no one would ever return "from the east" and believed they had the right to appropriate everything entrusted to them as their own. "We suffered, too," they said, Read More
Why Vintage Jewelry?
Sep 14, 2018 6:54 PM EDT
Thanks for this. I feel a connection to my family through jewelry, and I’m so sorry your mother lost so much. I knew the abbreviated version, and despite our sneaking around, I understood that she had good reasons for her dislike of me. The more I learn about her from you, the more surprised I am that she didn’t just forbid you from being friends with me. Thank you for sharing about your parents. It never felt ok to ask about their history, but I cared and wanted to know.
- Amber Lee Dennis
Sep 15, 2018 2:23 AM EDT
Oh, sweetie. Thank you. Is it too late to apologize for what a bitch I was in middle and high school? Maybe even after.
I have such good feelings remembering your mom's kindness and how she always made time for me. She was a good model of momdum for me to emulate.
- Leslie What