Linda- Ha! Here in Portlandia if your ear holes aren’t big enough to
throw a cat through they’re not big enough.
Actually this brings up a useful subject.
When my sister Nan The Soprano and I were young we made fun of my
late mother’s jewelry.
“Some day girls this will be yours.”
“Oh mother! That stuff is sooo big and vulgar looking. We prefer
“You girls mark my words. (Insert index finger waggle here.) Your
taste in jewelry will get bigger as you get older.”
Oh Lordy she was so right.
We now wear with pride her big “vulgar” pieces.
No one sees the scars, wrinkles, and liver spots on my hands any
more when I’m wearing an 18 ct faceted amethyst on my finger. Barbara
Bush was open about wearing her giant “pearls” to hide her aging
When I put on a pair of $500,000. earrings I look taller and
Really. In my minds eye, I really am and it shows in my demeanor and
No one really needs jewelry. In this trade it’s all about the
romance and perceived value. The older I get the more money I have
and the desire to appear attractive never fades.
Now there’s a growth industry for you. Lots of aging vain boomers.
Have fun and make lots of jewelry.