Ma gave me a single gold earring and three religious medals. One was of the Virgin Mary and child, with a light blue background. I think Catholics around the world recognize the colour "Virgin Mary blue." On the other side of the first medal is a male saint holding a cross, with a head or maybe a skull on the table beside him. I had a heck of a time figuring out which saint he was but after an hour or so of Googling, I'm pretty sure he was St. Gerard Majella. I'm embarrassed that I didn't recognize him, having attended St. Gerard Majella parish for at least a decade in Sault Ste. Marie.
The other two medals are identical. In the picture above you can see the two sides of the medal: on one side is Pope Pius X and on the other is the Virgin Mary's assumption into Heaven.
As a little girl, I'll admit, the medals didn't mean a lot to me. But I was pretty excited to have a gold earring. Still, I was needed to know it really was gold. So, I bit it. See the marks?
I have treated this much better since the day I received and bit it. I usually bring it and my rosary with me when I travel. To keep it safe or to keep me safe? I'm not sure.
This is a treasure,one of many treasures from my grandmother, not the least of which was my time with Ma.