When I was a little girl, it was my heart's desire to be the owner of a charm bracelet. However, it was my mother's opinion that a charm bracelet was "foolishness." So no bracelet.
Around the time I approached the age of 45, I decided it was foolishness on my part to hang on with regret with what I wished for as a girl. Since that time, with gifts from others as well as purchases on my own, I have come to have quite a collection of little mementos of the life journey I'm on. There's a honker of an engagement ring to represent that exciting time when we decided to make our lifelong commitment happen, a Mother, a Sister, Annie and John charm to represent my roles within the family. Then there are those hobbies: figure skating (armchair participant), dolphin and whale watching, a sewing machine, hats, purses, books. Due to a love for travel, there's an airplane and several charms from places we've visited like the Seattle Space Needle, a Colorado columbine flower, and of, course Disney landmarks. And a cat to represent Marshie and a dachshund for Boots and a turtle for all those "adopted" ones from Golden Lake in summertime. The most curious charm of all came as a gift from Anne: it's a church with a steeple and if you look inside the little door peephole, you can see the Lord's Prayer in miniature!