Vic and mom chose mom's wedding ring online. Mom wanted just a plain band, but Vic insisted that she have something a little prettier. Mom was charged with figuring out her ring size. She took the job very seriously, but since there isn't a jeweler in town, she had to measure with paper then figure it out from the paper measurement. Which she did. Then she downloaded one of those paper ring sizer things with the little slot to slide through until you get to the right size. She measured over and over. Size 8, it said. Which seemed rather large, but it was consistant.
Here it is. isn't it lovely? Other than the photographer messing up and having a focus on the flower and not the ring (they oughta fire her!). But you get the idea:
And here's the back.
Not quite as lovely! Vicki wrapped it up with medical tape at Blake's place so at least Mom could wear it for the day, but I think they have an extra errand to run this week, don't you? Reminded Vic and Mom about the high school girls who would wear their boyfriend's school ring, wrapping tape around it to make it fit, as a symbol that they were going steady.
Since Mom and Vic will be going steady for eternity, I guess it's apt.
Just a note that Vic, who's first wife had suddenly passed away about six years ago, wore the wedding ring that she had given to him (since he rarely, if ever, wears a ring), and the girls all wore necklaces of their mother's. I thought that was such a sweet honour and recognition of a wonderful woman who will always remain an integral part of their family. I imagine that it was a bittersweet day for the girls, but they handled it with grace and hope and happiness. A couple of comments in conversations with them made me see how Uvene's legacy of kindness and compassion lives on in her children, and I'm really looking forward to getting to know them better.