Agnes Stevens met her beau, Tommy Coomes, at a ballgame in 1939 when Tommy borrowed a nickel from his friend so he could buy the pretty girl (Agnes) a Coke. Agnes went to Mercy Academy and Tommy went to St. X.
It was a relationship formed in a simpler time, yet also in a world that had reached a boiling point. Tommy was called to war by Uncle Sam. Before text messages or Twitter, in an era where technology was a minimum utility for life and not the way we all live, the only way to reach a war's frontlines was to write letters. Their letters bloomed an organic love within them.
Decades later, their granddaughter Meghan Coomes, is keeping that love alive. Not just for them but for all of us.
Meghan, who began making the jewelry by fashioning a piece for herself which captured others' attention, now has an additional aim in mind.
"So if this is a way to commemorate my grandparents and their love story and all of the other love stories that are similar to that generation, then I think it's a tangible piece of history, art, I guess," Meghan adds.
They are necklaces and rings, jewelry forged by love and war.
More information on Forever Yours, Agnes jewelry can be found on Meghan's website, foreveryoursagnes.com or by visiting the Forever Yours, Agnes Facebook page.
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