The object I chose to bring in was a ruby and diamond ring. The ring originally belonged to my grandmother. The ring was a gift from her mother, my great grandmother. She came to America in the early 1900s from Poland with her family. Her dad, my great grandfather, was hoping to find a new life in America. He was uneducated, but still a very hard worker.
After my grandmother died, the ring was given to my mother, who then gave it to me. It has become a family heirloom, which makes me really nervous to wear it. I only take it out on special occasions, and hope to give it to my daughter one of these days.
BY LAURA BERKOWITZ
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