Nancy Reagan’s Apple

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In a meeting at work today, I admired a lovely dark red glass apple on my co-worker’s desk. When I asked if she was a teacher, she told me that the apple was given to her Great Aunt Magdelaine Pezone by First Lady Nancy Reagan. Her Aunt had worked for Elizabeth Arden in her salon on Rodeo Drive in Beverley Hills, California. Nancy Reagan gave her the apple as a thank you gift.  It is signed and dated 1981 and from the bottom you can see that the glow of the deep red skin is set off by an opaque white glass core.

Kristen Pezone is a lawyer and she uses the apple, and her other glass paperweights, to hold documents flat when she is studying them.  For the same purpose, I use interesting stones gathered during my world-wide travels. It is pleasant to have a few familiar and lovely things to help at the office.

Image Copyright 2012 by Katy Dickinson

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