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.
“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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