Grandma, I love you. I love you for many reasons, just ONE of them being the plethora of incredible jewelry you have left for me (and your other grandaughters, subsequently) to sift through. There is nothing more simultaneously fun, sad and immensely satisfying. I will choose carefully, and wear each item with memory / pride, namely the amazing old bracelet with our initials engraved upon it.
Lastly, thank you for the Mink coat, which I never knew I wanted, but Love, which I am scared to wear for reasons ranging from my deep love for Elizabeth Castoria and my liberal brooklyn-y surroundings / fear of read paint / being treated like an Olsen Twin. But oh, it is so soft. It is so. Soft.