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Wordless Wednesday - Papa's Ring

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Wordless Wednesday - Papa's Ring

If you look closely at each picture, you will see Papa's ring.

When my husband was a baby his mother had this gold ring custom made. I was lucky enough to be given the ring when my first child was born.

Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of my three children wearing it. 

I have made sure to get photos of each grandchild wearing it.

Stanley just became the sixth heir to wear the Tara family jewel.


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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Sharon,

I LOVE this family tradition your mother-in-law started. So glad you capturing the grands with papa's ring on! A wonderful family heirloom piece! 

Apr 26, 2023 05:29 AM
Sharon Tara

Dorie Dillard Austin TX It only fits for a very short time frame and I have almost missed the opportunity a couple of times.

I only put it on them to photograph it. I can't imagine leaving it on for fear they would swallow it. Not sure what her intention was when my mother-in-law had it made or how often Rick ever wore it as a child.


Apr 26, 2023 07:18 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning sharon. What a tradition that definitely needs to continue. Many are jealous, including me! Enjoy your day.

Apr 26, 2023 05:30 AM
Sharon Tara

Wayne Martin  My hope is that future generations will also be photographed with it. Not sure if the tradition will continue, but I do hope so.

Apr 26, 2023 07:19 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a really neat thing to do and they all look so adorable in their baby pictures!

Apr 26, 2023 05:31 AM
Sharon Tara

Brian England  I do love looking back at when they were so little. I saw so much more of them back then. I miss those days sometimes.

Apr 26, 2023 07:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Sharon... what a wonderful idea and tradition. Hopefully, it will continue in future generations.

Apr 26, 2023 05:36 AM
Sharon Tara

Nina Hollander, Broker  Not sure if it will happen. I can't see my son (father of 4 of the boys) taking it on and my youngest daughter doesn't have children.

I guess it is up to Zack and Jacinda's mom, my eldest.

I certainly hope there are future generations photographed in the ring.

Apr 26, 2023 07:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Sharon Tara maybe if you discuss this with your eldest daughter, you'll plant a seed in her mind.

Apr 26, 2023 07:30 AM
Sharon Tara

Nina Hollander, Broker  Good point. We recently created a family trust and were given a binder to fill with all the important items needed for the estate. I plan to photograph certain items with details of their origin and/or my wishes for them. I will make certain to include the ring.

Apr 26, 2023 07:50 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Sharon - you didn't warn us in advance that there would be an eye examination today.  Still l👀king. . .  

Apr 26, 2023 05:42 AM
Sharon Tara

Michael Jacobs  OMG....you made me laugh!

If you really really want to see the rings go to FB. I shared the individual pics there instead of the collage. You can zoom in on those. LOL

Apr 26, 2023 07:27 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

That is a wonderful family tradition! Love the pictures.

Apr 26, 2023 06:19 AM
Sharon Tara

faye schubert  Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.

Apr 26, 2023 07:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is an interesting tradition.

When I was a kid, I lost a ring while in the water at the beach during a family vacation. It was foolish to be wearing the ring in the water.

Apr 26, 2023 07:00 AM
Sharon Tara

Roy Kelley  Interesting how memories like that never go away.

When I was a teen my grandmother gave me her engagement ring. I was told to take very good care of it. Of course, I lost it. I never did tell my Nana. Lucky for me she never asked about it. It always bothered me that I was so irresponsible.

Apr 26, 2023 07:30 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Aww love to see traditions like this.  Great memories made for sure and pictures to remind you.  Hope you have a fabulous Wednesday!

Apr 26, 2023 07:14 AM
Sharon Tara

Norma J. Elkins  Thanks! I hope you are having a great week.

Apr 26, 2023 07:31 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Hello Sharon, lovely tradition that keeps going on from one generation after another. The collage is adorable. 

Apr 26, 2023 08:09 AM
Sharon Tara

Lise Howe  Thank you! I hope the tradition goes on for more generations. 

Apr 28, 2023 01:27 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

That is a very cool family tradition! ! !

Apr 26, 2023 10:02 AM
Sharon Tara

Ray Henson  Thanks. It never really started out as a tradition. I got the ring and tucked it away for safe keeping. Luckily I remembered to get it on my grandson before he out grew it. The next grand was only three months younger than the first so it was easy to remember to capture a pic of him wearing it. Getting the rest of them has been a small miracle. LOL

Apr 28, 2023 01:28 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

That is quite a special heirloom to be passed along.  Nice.  mdm

Apr 26, 2023 02:15 PM
Sharon Tara

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho  Some day it would be fun to see if it is actually worth anything. It is certainly priceless to us either way.

Apr 28, 2023 01:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Sharon- I love this tradition!!!!  You have done a beautiful job of documenting this with your photos. I hope that somebody will continue it!!!

Apr 26, 2023 06:57 PM
Sharon Tara

Kathy Streib  I think the only hope is my first born. I'll have to have a discussion with her about it.

Apr 28, 2023 01:31 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What a fun tradition! It would be great if that continued for more generations!

Apr 27, 2023 05:04 AM
Sharon Tara

Kat Palmiotti  I certainly hope that is the case!

Apr 28, 2023 01:31 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That Sharon Tara is a wonderful tradition and I feel blessed for you sharing these moments with us 🙂

May 03, 2023 09:52 PM
Sharon Tara

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  I am very blessed and I am thankful each day .

May 04, 2023 07:08 AM