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Thinking About My Mother Today

Posted by Mindy Harris on

Its been 5 days since my mother's aide called and told me that she had her first weekly test in our Florida nursing home in Boca Raton, since the beginning of this crisis and was Covid-19 positive. She is not  symptomatic she is still very healthy with no symptoms. Not so for my Mom.  She is in the hospital after being left in isolation in the nursing home without eye glasses for 5 days and hydration and eating decline along with lack of ability to wake she presented with a fever. Now its up to my brother and I to...

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Quarantine and other Covid-19 Stories

Posted by Mindy Harris on

On February 29th my husband and I had the good fortune to see the play Hamilton performed in Miami Florida.  As I left the theater that day I walked down the staircase and held onto the hand rail thinking about all the germs that I was touching. Within a couple of days I had a cough, a productive cough where I was expelling sushi sized blobs from my lungs. Fortunately, I use an inhaler, gargled nightly and started wearing glove and a mask.  Its for this reason that I am now thinking of adapting my business after 20 years.  I...

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The Story of the Evil Eye in 2019

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Its been 23 years since I purchased my first evil eye bracelet from the family that started my business for me from Mexico City.  I begged the Aunt to find me the same bracelet she was wearing with little aqua and white glass eyes and small Anchor links.  Within a year Aaron Basha debuted their famous large eye bracelet and baby enamel shoe collection.  Since everything vintage is new again I was not surprised to see the new younger jewelry factories making the original Basha bracelet again.  Its very heavy and clunky and very 1995.  Fun fact, I have worn my...

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Kid's Jewelry Basics

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A newborn receives many gifts during the precious time before and after birth. We started our company after receiving a 14K gold Diaper Pin with charms after the birth of our son.  Over the many years of working in this industry I have learned a few tricks and tips that I would like to pass along today. This offer has no strings attached, it is my opinion based on my years of experience and study of jewelry making and repair. 1.  For newborn avoid necklaces at any time.  Perhaps allow a necklace to be worn during a christening or baptism...

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Hanging out before a Hurricane

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Top places to visit in Martin County, Florida. The refuge house on Hutchinson Island is on my mind a day before the arrival of the hurricane in the Atlantic. What will become of this last remaining of many Houses of Refuge built by the Navy in the 1800's to aide shipwrecks.

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