Charm Bracelets, Mothers, and Daughters

Last week at our county fair, one of the entries in the antique division was “charm bracelet in a box”. At first I was mortified that my jewelry was now an antique! I enjoyed looking at the charm bracelets and was disappointed in myself for not entering mine. My friend, got a second place award for hers! Back when I wrote this in 2012 I didn’t have many followers, so I am sharing it again. Hope you enjoy it.

Retired Ruth

“During the 1950′ and 1960’s, the charm bracelet was a must-have accessory for girls.”

….it was the story of your life.  At least for a little while. My bracelet was a Christmas present in 1963. It came with one charm which my mother had purchased along with the sterling silver bracelet.   My mother bought me what she thought was a trumpet…. because I played a trumpet in the school band.  Thing is, she was probably in a hurry, and she probably THOUGHT it was a trumpet… but it was really a trombone!  I was pretty miffed at her.  How could she have made such a stupid mistake?  Of course when you are a 13-year-old girl, your mother doesn’t do many things right. I finally accepted it because one goal of having a truly cool charm bracelet was the number of charms you collected!

During the next few years I…

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About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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2 Responses to Charm Bracelets, Mothers, and Daughters

  1. LB says:

    My grandmother used to bring charms from places that she traveled and my sisters and I would add them to our bracelets. I still remember the windmill with the paddles that actually moved!
    Nice trip down memory lane. Thanks!


  2. Sandairy says:

    Love it!!!!


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