We giggled together when she told me about the ring her grandmother had left her. ''It is so ugly! And I so love it."
My pink-haired tattooed client also knew her great grandmother, which is a little unusual.
Indeed, we picked a path through five generations of what turns out that be a kind of matriarchy: great grandma, granny, mom, herself, and her kids. We were interrupted oh so briefly by her own handsome son. We had tea together, and we got a little choked up together at one point.
Her grandmother was an antiques dealer, and had an eye for all things glimmering, glitzy, and gold. She'd melted down some other jewelry pieces and designed this "ugly" ring and had it made for herself. What a badass, we agreed. Creative self-care before it was all the rage. And recycling, too!
We passed our planned hourlong interview as the stories unfolded, and finally broke session -- with another interview planned for the future -- when the tea took it's inevitable course.
If you'd like to jump on a video call and hit record as we talk through YOUR generations, reach out to me at Angela@AngelaLTodd.com, or scope out my start-to-finish oral history package HERE. I'd love to hear in the comments below if you have inherited an unusual item that you love. <3
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