Babe Boston, is my grandmother’s grandma, who was the original owner of the ring. Her father, Stanley Boston, gave her the ring after she graduated from high school. She was the first in her family to ever graduate and which was a very big deal. He was so proud of her he saved money from selling cattle to buy the ring. When he handed her the ring she went speechless and tears instantly started filling in her eyes. The diamond was just amazing and the first ring that was only hers. She fell instantly in love with the diamond. Stanley told Babe that the ring symbolized accomplishment, strength and the unconditional love that the family has for her.
Babe wanted the ring and what it symbolized to be passed on for many generations. So, she gave it to her daughter, Jessie. Unlike her mother, Jessie did not graduate from high school and did not have any academic achievements. However, Babe was proud of her accomplishments and she wanted Jessie to know that she loved her. When Jessie was just seventeen years old a man raped her. Damaging her and changing her life f...
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...ust like I do. Also, how lucky I am to be the owner of the ring. I have admired it ever since I was kid never actually thinking I would receive the ring. Sometimes, I still cannot believe that I have the ring and not one of my older cousins. Now it is my symbol of love and the reminder of my grandmother and the two woman before her. My grandma made me realize what I have been through and how strong I really am. It has never crossed my mind how much I really have been through, because sometimes being strong is all I had. She gave me the ring because she wanted me to know that she loves me and she will always be there for me. Having it makes me so delighted and I will always have a piece of my grandma with me. All that I hope is that I can follow in the footsteps of the woman before me. To be as wise as Babe, as strong as Jessie, and as incredible as my grandmother.
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