This dedication card from my Mom's prayer book has helped me establish a timeline of her life. Born in she was 13 when confirmed. Also, identifying someone important to her has enabled me to grasp a clearer picture of her family as well.
Understanding the fashion of a time can help us learn about our family. Out-of-Style: A Modern Perspective Of How, Why and When Vintage Fashion Evolved by Betty Kreisel Shubert discusses the through centuries and beyond.
I inherited a cameo brooch from my mother's Sicilian family. Scant is known about its history and I am keen to solve its mystery. I visited an artisan school on the island of Roatan, Honduras, Central America to learn about the craft. The only other workshops that handcraft cameos are in Italy and Japan. Here's a sample of the jewels made in Roatan. www.marianneperry.ca