Hippie new year, y’all.

Still sorting through xmas … I got absolutely floored by one of my gifts.

See, Mom and Dad renewed their vows their past anniversary, their 45th. And they both got new rings: Mom had lost hers a long time ago and was wearing a “stand-in” that Dad gave her at their 25th anniversary.

Now they both have new matching rings.

I was given Dad’s original wedding band. Dave got Dad’s 25th anniversary band, Jenni got Great-Grandma’s wedding ring.

I was just flattened. I mean … yeah. Flattened.

Anyway, I’m off to the Short North to nose into a few reputable jewelers to see what it would take to have it resized. What fit on Dad’s ring finger doesn’t even fit on my pinky… I never realized my hands were that much larger than his.

A week later, I still get a little verklempt opening the box and looking at it.

Maybe someday when the laws change or I live in Canada, and have met the right guy, I can wear it for the same purpose myself.

Edit: I have been advised by a jeweler not to resize the ring, as it’s bimetallic and would have to be taken up about 4½ sizes to fit my ring finger If it weren’t a double band, they might be able to do it, but it’d still be a hell of a resize. It could be stretched maybe to make a pinkie ring out of it. But neither way can guarantee the safety of the ring, so I’ll just leave it as-is.


3 comments so far

  1. gorgeousgary on

    Happy New Year!

  2. surakofb5 on


    Yeah, resizing up is tough. It’s always easier to make the ring smaller. You might put it on a chain and wear it that way.

    • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

      I expect I will do exactly that. Mom put up a picture on the family site of me when I opened the box and realized what it was — I looked like I’d just been hit with a ball-peen hammer. I was stunned.

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