Melanie Baker Jolly

(Melanie and her grandmother both wearing their pearls in 1995, photo c/o Melanie Baker Jolly)

"My grandmother loved pearls (I think because her name, Marjorie, means "pearl."). She started an Add-a-Pearl necklace for me when I was a toddler. Before she died, she gave me a full strand of pearls, but I have continued to add pearls here and there to the Add-a-Pearl necklace she started. Currently, there are 17 pearls on it. When my daughter turns 18, I plan to add one more and then give it to her."

(Melanie wearing her Add-A-Pearl necklace)

Written by: Melanie Baker Jolly, Southaven, MS.

              

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