Saturday, January 20, 2018

Saturday Extra

Last Monday R took Little Jo to one of her favourite places, Scienceworks Museum.

"Oh no", she proclaimed. "I have forgotten my ear studs. I left them at home".

She was allowed to have her ears pierced once she turned ten. She was worried that the holes would close after three days with no earings. R texted Sister back and forth and for some reason Sister sent one of the texts to me, which said buy her a pair and I will pay you tomorrow.

I texted R, no need, Auntie Andrew has earrings. I got them out and soaked them in Coca Cola and rinsed them. None would have been worn for at least twenty years.

I must speak to Household Management about dusting.





Take your pick, Little Jo. She chose a pair of studs with 'diamonds'. I asked if she wanted any others. She said no. Uncle R is her favourite, but she and I get along well enough.

"Auntie Andrew, are they real diamonds?"

With a drawling drag queen voice, I said, "Honey, if they were I wouldn't be giving them to you."

She laughed. 

I haven't opened that box for years. I wondered what happened to my Boy London watch and belt buckle. Fire Fighting Nephew went through the box more than ten years ago and selected a number of beads to drape around his neck. 

27 comments:

  1. I am not surprised you get along 'well enough'. You sound like a pretty special relative to me. And I am still smiling at your response to her question about diamonds.

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    1. EC, the funny thing is that she did not roll her eyes or look glum when I said that.

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  2. I have a similar box of earrings that I rarely wear these days. I wear the Christmas ones in December still, but the others lie forgotten. About half of them were gifts sent by JahTeh and I did wear them at work, but now that I just laze around at home, I don't bother so much. I may see if a grand daughter would like to choose a few pairs for herself.

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  3. River, what you get up to in your own home is your business, but you must never go out without danglees on your ears. Jah Teh would have only sent you cheap shite earrings.

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    1. Cheap is irrelevant, the earrings are very pretty and I like them.

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  4. When I was at school, every morning the head mistress would check the girls' dress lengths and look for jewellery. Little Jo is very fortunate to be living in an age where simple ear studs are acceptable.

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    1. Hels, yes, they were very different times. Measuring the dress length was still happening 15 years ago in at least one Catholic school.

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  5. Haha! We of a certain age always seem to have a box of old jewellery collected over the years stuck away in the cupboard.. Uncle Andrew to the rescue, love it! 😀

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    1. Grace, there is nothing of value in mine. What about yours?

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    2. A few bits and pieces collected over the years, rings with diamonds, rubies and emeralds. P was very generous 😀 but these days I hardly wear any jewellery at all, Aimee has claimed a couple.. I'm glad, they should be worn.

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  6. What a fun post, Auntie Andrew. I had never heard of using soda to clean and sterilize jewelry. You just broadened my horizons. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Sandra, I don't know about sterilising, and long before we knew how much sugar was in soft drinks, it was an adult thing to show children. Look kiddies at how Coke cleans jewellery. Imagine what that does to your insides.

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  7. That reminds me. What did I do with my late mother's jewellery box?

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    1. Obviously you haven't pawned the jewellery, Victor.

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  8. Andrew, you have quite an impressive collection!

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    1. Ad Rad, that is not the only impressive thing about me.

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  9. Lovely, lovely, lovely fun post xxx

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  10. Sweet Jayne. Thank you.

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  11. This post brought a smile to my face Aunty Andrew.

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    1. CM, much strife in the world, but we can't be serious all the time.

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  12. "Cheap shite", how dare you. I'll have you know only the best for my bloggies and if I didn't love R so much, I'd unwrap your present again. I'm a little late with the gifts this year but there's always Christmas in July. River, they are really special for you this year.

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    1. :) I told him off too, the earrings are all lovely and I like them all, just don't wear them so much now that I'm retired.

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    2. Now I've two of you getting stuck into me. Jah Teh, it never occurred to you that I might like some earrings? (pawn shop in Chapel Street)

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  13. In my mother's and even mine it was the yse to have girl's ears pierced when they were toddlers or sometimes earlier !! I escaped because my mother didn't like the holes so I had it done when I was 40 !!

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    1. Gattina, back when I was a child, only Italian immigrant girls had their ears pierced. Ladies wore clip on earrings.

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  14. A diamond studded Prince Albert?

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    1. Jah Teh, the hole has closed.

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