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The Mystery of EGC

Tonight, my sister and I sat down with my parents and sorted through my Grammy's jewelry. This is the tail end of the estate organizing (I think), and as the only female granddaughters, we had a chance to sort through the piles of costume jewelry - my grandma liked her brooches! - and then give careful thought to some of the more valuable & sentimental pieces.

In these moments, her death seems more real. I have memories of many of the items we saw tonight, and I had a moment or two where I had to remind myself that I am allowed to take this necklace or that brooch. She hasn't needed any of them for a good eight months.

One of the less familiar items that is now in my possession is a men's signet ring with the initials EGC. Neither her brothers nor her father had the initials EGC. My grandpa's initials are GFF. So who did?

No one knows. But my placid and peaceful grandma has suddenly become more intriguing to me.

Oh, if only I could travel through time!

Comments

Suzanne said…
wow. That is so intriguing. If you want to watch a movie with a similar plot (but a little disturbing depending on your humour and artsiness) I would suggest watching "Everything's Illuminated"

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