Back around 1983, my family had just moved into a new neighborhood and I met a girl who lived on our new street who was going to the same school. It turned out she was even in the same fourth-grade class as me.
We got along famously and even when she went to a different school the next year, we still hung out occasionally (because at 9 years old it’s a big effort to hang out with someone who goes to a different school even if they live on your street).
A few houses down from me, on this same street, lived a boy who was also in the same fourth-grade class. As boy-girl relationships go at that age, I made up rather childish nicknames for this poor boy, and despite this, we all got along rather well I think. Eventually this boy moved away, though I did see him again in the 9th grade when we happened to go to the same high school. The next year after that though, my family moved 500km away and I pretty much lost contact with him, though the girl and I did write occasionally (this was in the olden days before email, you see).
Fast-forward a couple decades and occasionally I would wonder what happened to these friends of mine. It turns out they also wondered what happened to me. (Yes, I do google my name occasionally, but our reunion was due to the wonder that is Facebook). It turned out that the boy and the girl are now happily married to each other and have a little boy the same age as my son. :)
Today is the girl’s birthday and her husband, the boy, came up with a celtic-knot inlay design just for her.
(Now that I know she’s received her present, I can post so that I haven’t ruined the surprise)
For kicks, we made the matching earrings. :)
Happy Birthday B!
Update: You can now make your own customized modern necklaces and modern necklace pendants.