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Saturday, June 11, 2016
Sibling Saturday: The Twins and Their Matching Pearls
For decades, I've had a three-strand pearl bracelet with silver-backed clasp, too tiny for ordinary human wrists.
I knew it was inherited, but I had no other info. Which side of the family was it from? Who had worn it? No idea.
Until now. Yesterday, my sis "rediscovered" a photo of my mother and her twin sister, dressed in matching 1920s dresses for some occasion, with matching Buster Brown haircuts.
No names are on the back, so we don't know which one is Daisy Schwartz (1919-1981) and which is Dorothy Schwartz (1919-2001).
Nor do we know what the occasion was. They were born in winter, so these aren't birthday dresses.
Notice the sisters are wearing matching pearl necklaces and on one of the wrists, a slender three-strand pearl bracelet is visible. (See close-up of the wrist, below.)
Mystery solved: This bracelet must have been inherited from my mother or aunt, whose normal-sized adult wrists were too large for the tiny pearls. Of course the bracelet will be passed down in the family with the photo and the story!