Way back in January 2016, I showed you some pictures of my mother’s “Jazz Age” jewelry, including this bracelet–possibly wedding jewelry. (Click on that link to get a description of the bracelet.)
When I wrote that article, I said that I wasn’t absolutely sure that the bracelet was a part of mother’s wedding day outfit–, but I thought that she wore this unusual wedding jewelry.
Now I know! This newspaper wedding article features a picture of my mother, Harriette Anderson Kaser, with her Matron of Honor, Lois Duncan Feight . The wedding took place in the home of Lois and her husband Hank in Newark, Ohio. (This article explains why no relatives attended.)
And just in case you cannot see the bracelet, here is a grainy enlargement.
I have shared some of the letters my mother and father exchanged during the years leading up to their marriage. In one, Mother mentions going shopping for a new dress, presumably for the wedding. It does not mention wedding jewelry, though.
In March, 1938, she wrote:
I went to Coshocton tonight and bought a new dress, hat, gloves, purse and tomorrow am going to get shoes.
I couldn’t stand a chance of your looking nicer than I might. No Dear I just had the urge and saw one I liked pretty well so there was.
It is true that despite his lack of funds, Paul Kaser was a spiffy dresser, but judging by the picture above, she was keeping up with him just fine, don’t you think?
Others Blogging About Heirlooms
Jeanne Bryan Insalaco, Everyone Has a Story to Tell, started a Family Heirloom challenge in November 2015 asking fellow bloggers to join her in telling the stories of their family heirlooms. Here are some of the bloggers who also blog about heirlooms.
Cathy Meder-Dempsey at Opening Doors in Brick Walls
Karen Biesfeld at Vorfahrensucher
Kendra Schmidt at trekthrutime
Linda Stufflebean at Empty Branches on the Family Tree
Schalene Jennings Dagutis at Tangled Roots and Trees
True Lewis at Notes to Myself
Heather Lisa Dubnick at Little Oak Blog
Kathy Rice at Every Leaf Has a Story
Mary Harrell-Sesniak at Genealogy Bank Heirlooms Blog
Are you a blogger who writes about heirlooms (even once in a while)? Let me know in the comment section and I’ll add your blog to this list.