The Necklace

In Attire

My object is a thin gold chain necklace and dangling from it is a small arrow shaped piece of gold metal, the size of my pinky with delicately made designs along the edge. In the piece of that metal there lay a turquoise rock following along the edges of the metal. This object came from one of my grandmothers who then passed it onto my mother which was then passed to me when I was younger. This necklace is important to me because it’s important to my grandmother and mother. She loves this necklace and always kept it with her from whatever she’s been through and  wherever she’s gone. I would see her wearing it on many occasions whether it’d be fitting or not. My mother also to took very good care of the necklace once it was given to her. The arrow shape is the symbol of protection, courage, and strength and that’s what I love about the necklace itself. Even If I don’t wear as much as my family has. I cherish it because it’s been passed down from then on and hopefully it will continue to do so.

Place(s): Texas

– Peggy Vara

Relationship:  Im/migrant who arrived as a child Im/migrant who arrived as a child