Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Joy's Valentine

A Family Treasure





This pendant belonged to my mother,
Alberta Joy Gardner Brown.
It was given to her by my father,
Delbert Keith Brown.

My father liked to sketch a quick heart on notes or cards to my mother. He'd draw a heart with an arrow through the center. Inside he'd write 'DK + Joy' or 'Joy'. 
On one special occasion he went to a jeweler and had his sketch made into a pendant for my mother. She wore it many times.
Now it is a family treasure.


Delbert + Joy c 1947 NY

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8 comments:

Wendy said...

I truly believe the saying that the best gift parents can give their children is to love one another. Your dad did just that.

Marian B. Wood said...

Colleen, this is such a romantic post and your father's design is delightful. Thanks for sharing this family treasure with your readers!

Charlie Purvis said...

A Beautiful Family Heirloom.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Thanks, Wendy. I always appreciate your comments.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Our Dad liked to "doodle" on notes, cards, paper napkins,... Ha!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Thanks, Charlie.

Nancy said...

How thoughtful of your father! It's a beautiful pin. And lucky you to have it.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Thanks, Nancy. My father was not much of a shopper but he occasionally nailed it.