When I was about six, all the girls in school collected 'treasure' and the best place to keep your 'treasure' in was a chocolate box, preferably one with a picture on and a ribbon attached.
anything that glittered or sparkled,
everyday we would take our 'treasure' into school...
how many diamonds would you have to swop in exchange for that big sapphire?
Highly prized were the big blue diamonds found on top a vial of perfume, my mother thinks was Blue Grass.
Simple pleasures when children were only expected to be children... ho hum.
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