I have sometimes been told that I am not sentimental. And that may be true- I have not kept every drawing my children have done and when we were cleaning out my mother's place I kept a few things to remind me of her and gave the rest to charity (or threw away). I have a box of things that she put aside before she died and put my name on but haven't been ready to go through that yet.
Anyway, I've always liked jewelry. I have a few funky pieces that I like to wear and when I travel I try to find some jewelry so that when I put it on it reminds me of where I've been.
I've been intrigued by the horse hair jewelry. After Steele died I didn't even think to get some hair but I found some from a brush I had and I put it in a bag and set it aside. A few weeks ago I saw a post that a neighbour (Vanessa) was making jewelry from horse hair. I contacted her and and she dropped it off last night (let me know if you want to get in touch with her):
It's a bracelet that is a mix of Irish, Carmen and Steele's hair. It's simple which I like.
Maybe I am a sentimental fool after all.