Rings and Things

Project 52 ~ Week 23
Theme for this week’s challenge “Rings and Things.”

This week’s theme and photo challenge is dedicated to one of the most admired and loved women I’ve ever know…my late Great Aunt Margaret.  Aunt Margaret lived in New York City ever since the end of WWII and until she fell at the age of 88 and broke her hip while crossing the street. She went to be with the Lord at the age of 93.

Ever since I was a little girl, I loved visiting my Aunt Margaret in the “Big Apple”. She was so brilliant and talented! She was also so worldly and knew about everything going on around the world.

Aunt Margaret had been a fine sterling silver jewelry maker for more years than I ever knew. She made everything in this image but the two rings in the center, which were made by me in high school. The beautiful sterling silver plate on the right was a wedding gift to my husband and I and she carved this from a flat piece of sterling silver at the age of 80! Amazing to me.

The little bunny and lamb were made for my sister and I when we were 4 and 5 years of age.  Precious treasures I will always cherish.

Aunt Margaret took classes in cooper and enameling and jewelry making up until that horrible day when she fell in the street.

I was extremely grateful to have been given her cooper enameling painting of the twin towers. Something I will pass onto my son. On the back of the painting is the front page from the New York Times of September 11, 2001.

I’m actually wiping tears from my eyes as I write this.  I miss my aunt dearly and if anyone was to tell me something that makes my heart so happy is that she influenced me so much with my creativity and talent.  My mom and sister have told me this my whole life…so for that I am very grateful.

So…even though this image may not impress you…it means the world to me and I’m very happy I chose to create it as I will be printing it for family members to remember Aunt Margaret.

I miss you Aunt Margaret and thank you for ALL you have given me. ♥

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Andrea - June 8, 2012 - 1:44 pm

Just love it!! Great memories….love the story!!

Jodie - June 8, 2012 - 5:09 pm

Awww lovely story! I’m sure she is looking down on you with love still.

All Boy…that’s my boy!

The June photo challenge at I Heart Faces is “All Boy” and I couldn’t resist entering my son Michael who I believe is truly all boy!  From catching frogs…to fishing…to water guns fights…to skate boarding…to down hill skiing…to dirt bike riding…to flying trapeze…he’s done it all and so much more and he’s only 10!   Here Michael is horseback riding for the first time by himself while visiting a dear friend in Colorado.   He wanted to get his horse to gallop.  So Mom told him to kick the sides of the horse a bit and off he went with a look of determination on his face.  Thank goodness he didn’t fall off.

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Irela - June 7, 2012 - 9:51 am

Catherine….this takes my vote. What an amazing capture. Love the intensity in his face. Great job!!

Erica - June 7, 2012 - 3:17 pm

Love the moment captured….

Sharon - June 7, 2012 - 3:36 pm

You get my vote…I love it!

Puppy Day at Ellington Farmers Market

Come on out for a fun day this Saturday, June 9th at the Ellington Farmers Market and let me meet your puppy!!  It’s going to be a special day at the market with all the love and attention going to those wonderful puppies we love.  I will have a photo booth to take your puppy’s photo…you can have a more natural pose or a funny playful pose with props!  Come see a K9 demonstration which will take place at 10:00 by the CT. State Police.  The Meriden Human Society will be joining us along with the Sadie Mae Foundation.  A rabies clinic and a whole lot more!  So stop on by…it’s from 9-noon!  We are located in the center of town at Arbor Park – Rt# 86, Main St. in Ellington!  See you there!
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