|It's hard to understand...
||[Jan. 9th, 2004|06:10 pm]
When my daughter was five years old her father died. At the time of his death I had two lovely pieces of jewelry. My engagement ring and a beautiful opal ring. When my daughter was 16, I gave her the opal. When my oldest son was ready to become engaged, I gave him my engagement ring to give to his intended. For more than twenty years my daughter had the ring and had, in fact, put it aside in a small ring box inside her jewelry box for her oldest daughter. A couple months ago my daughter and her husband had some interior painting done in their home. They were unable to be at home while the work was being done. When they returned home in the evening she discovered that her lingerie drawer had been gone through by the painters. There were several spots of paint on the drawer. She made a cursory inspection of her jewelry box that she kept in that drawer. It appeared that nothing was missing. Wednesday evening, she opened the jewelry box to find an earring back for her daughter. The daughter asked to see her opals. When she opened the box they were gone. We can only conclude that the painters took them. Now two months later there is little hope of ever seeing them again. I am so sad for my daughter who had a prized possession from her father stolen and I am so sorry my grand daughter will never get to own the ring. It's hard to understand those in our society who lack a moral compass.|