Diggin’ for Gold…Literally

My best friend called and invited me to a “Gold Party” she was hosting at her house. Apparently, she attended one a few weeks ago and made out with $440 with just a few random pieces of jewelry she found laying around her junk drawer. Cha-Ching!$!$

This gave me a great opportunity to clean out my jewelry boxes to dig for some gold, and ended up uncovering some memories in the process.

I don’t own too much gold…my mother, on the other hand, is sitting on a gold mine. But I did find a gold bracelet that I forgot about. It must have been from 6th grade, from a “boyfriend” I had. Ew gross, Jada, if you’re reading this, don’t ever have a boyfriend that young. Anyways, he gave me a gold bracelet that says “I Love You” with tons of hearts. Awwww, cute but why do I still have it? I tossed that in my ziplock bag with the quickness to turn it into cash.

I also found another bracelet. In middle school, I went to Vegas with my family. I did what young kids did and hung out in the arcade. I met another young kid there, Daniel, and we had a fun time together. For some reason, I told him my birthday was in May, which happened to be a day before his. We ended up becoming pen pals and exchanged letters throughout the years. In high school, he sent me this bracelet in the mail. It was really sweet and pretty, with pearly green stones in silver hearts. I remember opening the envelope, which was all beat up in the mail, and being really happy to get it.

I lost contact with him towards the end of high school. Then, during my first year of college, a letter in the mail surprised me. I had to hide while reading it, because at the time, I was in a relationship. I never ended up writing him back.

Then, thanks to Facebook, he added me. We talked a few times, and he discovered, through my profile, that my birthday was not in May after all. Oops. Got caught!

I’m keeping that bracelet.

But I did manage to get rid of some other stuff, some silver, some costume jewelry. I didn’t end up going to the party, but my bag made it, and earned me a whopping $55! That’s more that I expected, and was well worth the ticket for a trip down memory lane.

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