I can't believe she fell for it!
The girls were going through a drawer of old costume jewelry,
splitting up the items that everyone thought they would wear.
We finally got around to doing this, something
that had been planned even before my mother in law
moved to the nursing home. My father in law was going to schedule
a day for us to get together but time got away from us.
I can't begin to tell you how many clip on earrings, pairs intact,
were still in the drawer - and all of us with pierced ears,
and no desire to pinch our ears to death (more on this later)
I came across what I thought was a lone chunky clip on,
black with gold trim and only mild pressure upon closing.
I had an idea!!
"Hey Taylor, come here," I called out.
"Look what I found, it's Nanny's old nose ring!"
(soft "a" in Nanny, like AH)
She gave me THAT LOOK-
"No, really," I said.
"They didn't have pierced nose rings way back then,
they used clip ons. Do you want to try it?"
"Sure!" she said as I gently attached the "clip" to her nose.
She was so excited. She ran to the next room to tell
Pop's (grandpa) and great uncle Dan.
"Look, I've not Nanny's nose ring on!" she joyfully exclaimed.
The guys now gave her THE LOOK.
Really. You fell for that?
Then she knew.
OF COURSE Nanny didn't wear a nose ring,
she's 82 for goodness sakes!
Oh, oh. I think she knows!!
I'm going on a hunt for a clip earring conversion kit,
there are just too many cute earrings to let this go by.
I'm not much of a jewelry person at all. I wear
my wedding ring, a ring for the other hand (sometimes)
and one necklace. I rarely change out my post earrings
but I would if I could convert some of her clips.