On the anniversary of Dad’s death, I gave my mom a locket with his photo on it. She loved it.
After breaking her hip, Mom was in the hospital and then rehab and then the hospital again. My sisters and I tried to keep our spirits up but every time we became hopeful, there was another setback.
I ordered lockets for myself and my sisters with Mom’s photo in it. They came in time for Christmas which was a subdued family gathering with the matriarch still in the rehab center.
Lockets sound a bit old-fashioned, but they are a way to hold that special person close to your heart. Mom’s mother had a rectangular locket that she wore while her husband was in France during World War I. You can see a photo of it and the picture it contained on this page: Ruth Vining McGhee.