I took my mom to the airport yesterday. It was wonderful to have her here. In addition to cooking, cleaning, babysitting, and providing good conversation and companionship, she also brought gifts. Mostly fun things for the kids, but she also brought me a treasure from my Grandmother.

This amazing locket had belonged to my Grandfather’s brother. Since I’m now a Blair (my maiden name is Stanley) and I’m married to Ben and have a daughter named Betty, I am the grandchild with the most claim on B and my Grandma Lucille sent it to me care of my Mom.

It’s a generous inch and a quarter across, and instead of flipping open, it slides. So cool. The picture above shows it open with a picture of my great-uncle inside. Isn’t it great? I can’t wait to find a chain for it.