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From: Debbie Greenlee <>
Subject: Re: [POLAND] Cultural ? - baby jewelry
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 13:04:08 -0600
I would be surprised if this was a custom brought over from Poland
since peasant Poles, until recently, didn't seem to adorn the little
ones with jewelry (now they give them cell phones!)
I think the baby ring custom was something that could be found in
several different nationalities throughout the U.S. My Irish husband
(1943) had one and he bought one for our oldest son in 1981.
> List: Among family hand-downs, I find tiny gold rings with stones. Grandma
called them "baby rings". Today they would be an absolute no-no because of
size. They barely fit the tip of the pinkie on a small woman's hand.
not earrings. Time period would be 1930/40's in US in family of
Galician/Russian-Pole descent. Anybody seen these?
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