Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a girl who had black, black hair, as black as the night and she was a little, tiny thing and only weighed 97 pounds. She looked like the wind could carry her away, but she was as nice and sweet as she was pretty. The boy was from the country and didn’t think that such a dainty, pretty city girl like her would ever go out with a boy like him (not knowing that he was terribly handsome and most importantly that his heart was kind and wise), but she did. She had a condition though; he had to attend church with her on Sundays. He joined the choir because it made her happy, joined the church and then he became a Christian. At the ripe old age of 17 he joined the United States Navy and a year later they were married. The boy grew up into a strapping, handsome man and became a Chaplin and he and the black haired girl had 3 children and lots of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And one year, many, many years later when her hair was no longer black but she was still as sweet as sweet could be, he bought her a beautiful diamond ring because she had always wanted one and he liked to make her smile. And smile she did and she treasured the ring because it came from him and she wore it until she died.
This is a true story, all though it’s just the bare bones version, not the lovely bread and butter story that it really is, and it’s about my grandpa and grandma who were head over heels in love from the time they were in high school.
Adrian got engaged recently and when she did, grandpa gave her and Boone our grandma’s ring. What a beautiful gift, to be given something from your grandparents who had a long and rich and loving marriage, just as you’re starting out on your own marriage. Adrian feels very blessed to be given something that meant so much to our grandma and Boone’s mother gave her a gold wedding band of hers. So, both sides of the family are blessing Boone and Adrian’s marriage in the form of rings. I’m extremely nostalgic, so this is me swooning over the loveliness of it all.
The mums and A and their pretty rings
xo xo Liz