Monday, March 19, 2007

The Family Jewels

We gathered this weekend for a gastronomical feast prepared by my Mom. She surprises me lately, all in a good way. The younger version of her could put together an eight course dinner party like nobody’s business. It is expected that the octogenarian version’s food and prep may not live up to what used to be; however this weekend it was all good.

This gathering was extra special in that Mom has decided to start her grand daughter’s dowries. She did not make a huge deal out of it. I was expecting more pomp and circumstance; she likes to give and make a production. This time she simply handed Sous-Chef Mermaid (age 11) and Smelly (age one month) each a ring box. It was kind of cool seeing the surprise and joy in Mermaid’s face. She eagerly took the ring out and modeled it for everyone. Smelly was oblivious. I am sure she'll appreciate it when the time comes. Maternal Countessa exclaimed that she would gladly wear it until Smelly is ready. Uncle Fun, MC’s husband, declared that the ring would be kept in a safe place until his daughter was in need of the sparkler.

I jokingly asked where my bauble was but since I have not and cannot produce grandchildren, I was left out of the dowry department. That’s okay. Dexter, the first grandson/dog was spoiled rotten by his grandmother. I am sure he was wagging his tail from heaven.

I present to you, the first of many installments of the Family Jewels:

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8 comments:

The CEO said...

What a beautiful child, truly the Family Jewels!

Wicked H said...

CEO: Beautiful children, you can only see Mermaid's hand in the picture. Must keep her identity hidden, scary world we live in.

But I knew what you meant and thank you!

Miss Britt said...

My best jewelry is my grandmother's diamond anniversary band that I wear... she was so proud to pass it on.

HotForSimon said...

Awwwww....

I will vouch for Little Mermaid and say she is BEAUTIFUL.

Amy said...

What a pretty baby!!! Maybe they can make the ring into a headband with a bow around it and she can wear it at Christmas?

sophie said...

What a very nice tradition for your Mother to start!

Crazy Lady said...

What a great thing to do. My favorite thing to do as a little girl was to sit with my Nana and go thru her jewelry box and look at all the pretty things.

sous chef mermaid said...

what a pretty baby!... blah,blah,blah!
and what does lil mermaid get ? Oh what a pretty hand!?
!!just kidding!!
smelly really is pretty i got that when i was her age and now i fell really,really old.thats why superstitous wicked called me ugly back than lol