- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
Ok – so how many of you are doing the "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue."?
I got my dress yesterday (ordered it june 20th, picked it up yesterday) and upon trying it on again – my Maid/Matron of Honor and I really think I should wear pearls.
So here’s the story…quick run-down is that one of my hobbies is my family’s genealogy. All sides. So my mom called me yesterday stating that she received a little porcelin doll from one of her cousins that belonged to my mother’s grandfather (my great-grandfather) that he carried with him throughout all of his tour of World War I. Apparantly my mom’s cousin told her that he had given it to his sister for safe keeping (my mom’s cousin’s grandmother) due to the fact that an ex-girlfriend at the time had given it to him and once he returned home from WWI and met my great-grandmother, there was absolutely no WAY my great-grandmother would have let him keep it. But it’s survived in the family and finally came back to one of his children’s children.
My mom also received a small pocket watch and 2 inch pocket knife that belonged to HIS father (my great-great grandfather, her great…) which I am VERY excited about as well. (I am so happy to pass things down in my family!)
Well, I had called my mom earlier yesterday to ask if she had any pearls (getting back to the main point of this story…) and she said she didn’t think she did.
Then – later during the day, when she was telling me about our new family treasures, I asked if she had anything of grandma’s (her mom’s) that I could wear on my wedding day…she said, unfortunately, No. One of my mom’s brothers, who had been in charge of grandma’s estate – was a real :censored: and threw all of her stuff away so no one could have anything. 🙁
Then last night she called me up because she’d decided to go through her jewelry box and not only did she find THREE strings of pearls – she realized all three had been given to her by her mother!!!!! Now, granted – she thinks they’re all plastic/fake pearls – but I don’t care. I’m very excited to be able to wear my grandmother’s pearls on my wedding day. Not only did she find pearls – they were my grandmothers!!
I also have a gold bracelet and necklace, that my dad’s mom gave to me when she passed away (when I was 13) that I am planning on melting down to make into Mr. JuneBride’s wedding band.
I just had to share my story and am very curious what all of your "something old"’s is.