I have a locket.  I 've had it since I was a teenager when my mother gave it to me.  At her death, I found a picture of her prior to marriage to my father.  She was wearing the locket.  My father does not know who gave it to her, as he did not know her at the time of the picture.  She did not tell me anything about its history when she gave it to me.  Now I have all kinds of fantasies in my head about where she got it.  It meant enough to her to have it on in her picture.  But what is it really?



Stella Bookout wearing her locket. circa 1940