“Lazarus Jewel Box” is the name of a type of clam shell. Today’s prompt
inspired me to write about the loss of a few items from an earlier time.
I once had a shiny grey jewellry box
It was filigreed all over with a windmill on top
My dad was from Holland so that may have been where
The pretty thing came from and been mine to share.
But I lost it….
A diamond ring that was mine as a bride
Was too large for my finger but I wore it with pride.
It disappeared at a long-ago dance
For the person who found it- a luckier chance.
But I was devastated…
My first-born infant was given a pair
Of beaded moccassins, too big to wear
One ended up in the washing machine
The buckskin had shrunk to the size of a bean.
And my baby never got to wear them.
My mom-in-law made us a quilt – bless her heart
I used it and washed it til it fell apart
I cannot remember if I put it away
But it’s gone and I wish we still had it today
Oh well, it kept us warm when we needed it.