YAY!!! Well my grandmother has severe altzheimers and is in a home. I am here in Wyoming visiting. I just thought her collectible thimbles were just all so unique and beautiful.
So my grandpa (Be aware I am adopted by his daughter-a relative-by blood he is my GREAT grandpa) said it was up to his two kids if I could inherit them when she passed my mom and my grandma-her sister. My mom was totally okay with it and my grandma (the daughter) said, "As far as I'm concerned they should go to you!" So it was settled.
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE. My grandma has learned you have to enjoy life while you can as 2 of her 3 husbands died younger than average (One actually being in his 30s) SO she told my grandpa how they are down stairs with no one going down there and no one to enjoy them and how you just have to live life.
He let me have them NOW. EEP!!! YAY!!! I saw one made of abalone and another of china and it's all just so lovely!!! I'M SO HAPPY!!! I love my grandma so much. Saw her today. Even thought she has altzheimers she's still as sweet as ever. Such a terrible disease. I am going to continue her collection.