Smile for the Camera, 16th Edition

The prompt for this edition of Smile for the Camera is “Bling, ancestor Bling.” I have chosen a picture of my paternal grandmother wearing her signature pearls. She is wearing that pearl necklace in nearly every photo I have of her. Sadly, I don’t know what became of it. However, I do have a birthstone ring of hers that my father had given me when I was a teenager. Her name is Mary Elizabeth Crist, and she grew up in a small town in Ohio. She moved to the big city of New York in her early 20’s. What a culture shock that must have been! Later in life, she moved out to Long Island, where she passed away in 1967.

One comment on “Smile for the Camera, 16th Edition

  1. Janet Iles

    I think a woman always look dressed up, put together, when she is wearing pearls. I am pleased that you got her birthstone ring as a keepsake.

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