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Grandma's Pearls

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Grandma's Pearls

Grandma passed along her string of pearls to me.
I knew I've been entrusted with a special gift from her.
Nothing but pride crossed my mind that day.

Taking her pearls from its box, I still feel her love,
Whether it was tender or tough,
It was done with the intent
On making me feel pride within myself.

Grandma cherished her pearls for most of her life.
This was her 'Pearl of Wisdom' she passed down to me,
"Pearls are classy enough for a fancy affair
Or just a simple dinner out.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend,
But don't get between me and my pearls.
The attachment is for life, it's beauty knows no age."
Every time I put on her string of pearls, I still giggle.


03/12/2013

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  1. Date: 3/23/2013 8:08:00 PM
    I remember this one and how much I liked it from before. Congratulations. It was one of my favorites.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/24/2013 8:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Andrea thank you so much for your congrats. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/23/2013 4:23:00 AM
    Many Congrats Connie love, hugs xx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/24/2013 8:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mandy your congrats means a lot. Thank you. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 7:42:00 PM
    congrats on your win Connie....nice poem

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/24/2013 8:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Joseph thank you for your congrats. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 5:52:00 PM
    You made me smile, congratulations on your lovely winning poem, Connie

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/22/2013 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sheri. Your congrats means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:33:00 PM
    Hi Connie, another sweet win...pd

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/22/2013 6:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for congrats. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:25:00 PM
    Congratulations Connie with this beautiful win..Donna

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/22/2013 6:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Donna thank you for your congrats. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 2:25:00 PM
    Love the thoughts Connie, hope this is true. My wife has pearls from her great grandmother--aren't they more special handed down and don't you wish they could talk!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/22/2013 6:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Craig, oh yes, the stories they could tell. Thank you for your delightful comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 2:13:00 PM
    Connie, congrats on your special winning poetry xxx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/22/2013 6:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mystic thanks for the congrats. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 1:58:00 PM
    I can just see you girl doing this and such joy on her face! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/22/2013 6:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your delightful comment Debbie. It means so a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/12/2013 11:20:00 PM
    this is so sweet to discuss this cherished souvenir in a poem. I love the last part, how putting them on makes you giggle. It really adds personality to the poem.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/13/2013 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea for your lovely comment. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/12/2013 4:54:00 PM
    Part of her remains in those pearls. Great poem...

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/13/2013 6:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes they do. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/12/2013 3:31:00 PM
    i also inherited my grandmother's pearl necklace (which she gave to me while she was still alive) and in your poem, you've captured exactly how i feel whenever i hold them. great job!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/13/2013 6:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I happy I brought happy memories back your way. Thanks for stopping Ilene and for your lovely comment. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/12/2013 8:44:00 AM
    This is a tremendous and lovely write my friend! I really loved reading this awesome poem this morning! What a delightful piece, one that I enjoyed immensely, Great Work!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/13/2013 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Russell, such a lovely comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie