The last time I was back home in Idaho I hunted around mom's house to take photos of things that meant something to me. I was hoping that she still had a bracelet that I made for her when I was a child. I was happy when I found it in her jewelry box.
This bracelet was a second grade Mother's Day art project. I glued each of the pretty polished stones in place. To wrap them we stuffed pieces of cotton inside an empty toilet paper roll and then put the bracelet inside. Then we wrapped a couple of layers of tissue paper around the the roll and tied the ends with ribbon.
I remember that day well because it was also the last day that our teacher, Mrs. Jones, was going to be our teacher. She was moving away and I was really sad. I know I cried that day. She did too. Boy, did I miss her after she left! I did not care for the replacement teacher at all!
Mom used to wear the bracelet often. She even had to glue a couple of stones back on. Come to think of it, I glued a couple of the stones back on before I took the picture.