Excerpts

Excerpt from ‘And What Now?’ By Ros Capper

(from the chapter ‘Edit Your Life’©)

Susan Richards outlined her approach to mementos:

‘I’m not a sentimental person. When clearing away my mother’s possessions I was confronted by her and my grandmother’s jewellery. I knew the stories of each piece and how each was cherished. I knew I would never wear it as it was. It was not the jewellery it was the memories. These women held a powerful sway in my life and these items reflected that clearly. I knew it was time to make them real in my everyday life

I now wear a bangle on my wrist every day telling the story of my mother and her mother and what they loved. In the sparkle of the green I see my mother’s eyes; in the blue, my nana’s beloved bedroom and the cheeky pink is the wicked sip of sherry I was allowed as a nine year old playing cards with my nana and her friends … even thinking of this makes me smile.’

 

Susan Richards and her bangle – a precious memento and daily reminder of her mother and grandmother

Susan Richards and her bangle.
A precious memento and daily reminder of her mother and grandmother