Last night, Mom handed me an authentic pink coral necklace I had seen many times as a child when rifling through her momento box. Mom never wore/wears jewelry, so it was always kind of fascinating to me to play with her few "baubles."
"Do you want this?" she asked. "I used to wear stuff like this all the time when I was younger."
Did I want it--a vintage coral necklace of my mother's? Probably one of the few pieces of jewlery of hers that I will ever be able to have?