Long Anticipated trip to Italy Question

May 31st, 2001, 04:41 AM
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Nancy,
We will be in the Naples area (Pompeii or Herculaneum) and Capri on our cruise stop (Celebrity Millenium) on July 3rd. If you see a blonde with a South African accent and a Fodors pin in her handbag strap, that will be me.

Rome on July 4th (group of 9) 4 adults with South African accents, 5 kids with American accents.
 
May 31st, 2001, 03:20 PM
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In Rome, there are many great jewelry shops in the old jewish ghetto area.....anywhere around the campo dei fiori, piazza farnese, largo argentina areas
 
May 31st, 2001, 03:33 PM
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Lisa, i think it is Herculaneum for us, maybe we will try to do it on the 3rd!
I will look for you.
If you see a woman with curly brown hair, freckles, another woman, and two hopefully smiling children, say hi!
I will have a blue ribbon tied onto my black tote bag.
Moosecake, thanks for the info , that is ther area our apt. is infor our rome visit!
I am sure to come back with something.
Credit card, beware!
 
May 31st, 2001, 05:00 PM
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Okay Nancy, I will look for you. (what no fodor's pin, don't tell me you were one of the unlucky ones!)
Not sure if we will do Herculaneum in the morning or afternoon. (We want to do Capri too) and how many of our group (of 9) will be in Herculaneum,) but I'll definitely have my 2 boys (14 and 12) with me and perhaps my slightly bald Burt Reynold lookalike husband (who is complaining that he has already been to Pompeii, so why does he have to go again!) And no question, he will DEFINITELY be in shorts and a t-shirt.

Will we be so busy looking for pins and ribbons that we'll miss the ruins?
 
Jun 1st, 2001, 03:45 AM
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lisa,
did not order a pin, ribbon really more my style.
I will indeed be looking for you all.
Can I ask your husband for an autograph?
I HOPE we don't miss the sites, but it would be fun if we do run into each other!
who knows what life brings?
Have a blast
 
Jun 1st, 2001, 05:28 AM
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I don't think the actual store is really going to matter much, we're talking about you buying more than just a simple piece of jewelry, this is a "I'm starting down a different path" you need a ring to guide you so to speak, like Bilbo Baggins' staff in The Hobbit...There are a lot of nice Amber pieces I've noticed lately...
 
Jun 3rd, 2001, 02:43 PM
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JO 2,
Love the Hobbit, and you are correct in the thought process behind this piece I am looking for.
I have had amber in mind for quite awhile, now. But more as a pendant, to hang near my heart.
thanks
 
Jun 3rd, 2001, 02:58 PM
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Nancy,

Although I don't know of a specific jeweler, I think your plan to purchase a ring is not morbid at all! I know it's a tough time (I've been down THAT road!), and I've been reading your posts and following your situation. I have to say you definitely have the strength, determination, and - most importantly - sense of humor (the ring proves it!) to move on.

And Linda is right - the men are gorgeous! But that's another trip...

Have a fantastic time, enjoy the time with your children, and most of all relax - you've earned it.

Oh yeah, don't forget to eat some gelato! Based on complex mathematical calculations I've developed and case studies I've performed to prove my findings, I've discovered it's calorie free when eaten on vacation.

Regards,

cindy
 
Jun 3rd, 2001, 03:22 PM
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Hello Nancy,

like some of the other posters I really can`t provide names of stores, but I wish you luck and that you`re going to be happy in the future. Ive read your postings and was really touched. I`ll be in Vermont(coming from Germany)in two weeks and I`ll give you a big hug when you need it.OK?
Kind regards

Miriam
 
Jun 7th, 2001, 08:12 AM
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nancy: you can be married and be miserable. a very long time ago some one once saide a phrase to me "and this too shall pass". and honest to God in spite of you, this too shall pass.

linda: you surely didnt buy 18k that it turned green on you.
 
Jun 7th, 2001, 08:37 AM
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Nancy- Lira is up to 2300 lira to USD--best in over 12 years- we were in FLorence 2 1/2 weeks ago- try to get the SOB to stop in FLorenc--go straight to the Ponte Vecchio -hit the side closest to the Duomo and go straight to S.Vaggi--he sells by the gram-he has LOADS of 18 kt charms--go for the larger ones!!!! Also his necklaces,rings and bracelets are WONDEFUL--got some great stuff there...sorry I can't help with Rome,but Florence is THE best place for jewelry--just tell your husband you want to take the kids to the uffizi gallery and then hike on your own to the Ponte Vecchio-it's real close by.
Hit him up bigtime!!!!!!!!!
 
Jun 7th, 2001, 09:00 AM
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Hi nancy. Over the past few weeks, I've wondered how things were going for you. Hang in there. It IS true that "this too shall pass." I'm rooting for you, and I hope you have a great trip to Italy.

As for the divorce ring: when I went through my divorce, I bought a pair of gold earrings I definitely could not afford. They were my "liberation" earrings, and 10 years later, they still mean a great deal to me. I simply saw them in a store and liked them; I wasn't on the scout for anything, but the moment I saw those earrings, I knew they meant freedom! They were one of the best things I've ever bought. They did indeed mark a turning point of freedom for me, freedom in more ways than one, and it's been interesting to see how my growth in that freedom has gone. The earrings are somehow a help in my understanding this progression of growth.

That said, I don't know about jewelry in Italy, but I'd do what another poster suggested: get something fabulous! Keep your eyes open, and see what strikes you. Personally, a ring wouldn't have worked for me, because there's something too binding about rings (to me). But everyone's different. Go with what you feel, and whatever you do, don't scrimp.

Also, something to consider. When I was in Portugal, I learned that many Portguese women buy their jewelry "behind the shop." That is, jewelers often have stock that isn't shown, and women "consult" with them and view the wares in a back room. I personally saw this done in a tiny shop in Lisbon. Not much to see up front, but in the back room, oooo-la-la. (High wooden cases with little drawers FULL of the best gold stuff.) Maybe someone at this forum knows if a more private procedure like this is common in Italy.

I hope you have a good, good, good and safe trip. Sending a big hug!
 
Jun 8th, 2001, 04:17 PM
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Miriam,
Where will you be when you come to Vermont?
We leave on the 21st.
Will you be close enough to run into?
Thanks for the hug, real or virtual.
I am getting hugs from many women all over Windham County, even ones I do not know.
I like the term you used Mary, "liberation".
Even though I do not want this divorce, and still would wish it away if I could, I realize that it is inevitable.
And there is almost no way we could "go back" from here.
I plan on purchasing the piece with my own $$, as much as I would LOVE to charge it to my husband, and be spiteful.
But, then I would not feel as good about it.
I am thinking of a ring because I feel like my finger will be so bare without one.
But, is that similar to eating alone and feeling uncomfortable?
Can't do a side trip to florence this year, but maybe next yr for my solo, or the year after for my 50th!

Anyway,2 weeks from this evening, I hopefully , will be sharing a drink with Karen, (another poster here)
And then strolling around in the evening light in rome, with my family;
Jet-lagged, tired, but exhilarated!
thanks for all the support,
and Miriam, I hope you post back where you will be, or E- me directly!

 
Jul 12th, 2002, 04:11 PM
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Jul 12th, 2002, 04:20 PM
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Why was this topped? What do you want to know?
 
Jul 12th, 2002, 04:22 PM
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Just wondering what happened to her. I am new here and how did it all turn out?
 
Jul 12th, 2002, 04:26 PM
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Oh GOD no!!!! Not this again!!! This is too, too painful....
 
Jul 12th, 2002, 04:27 PM
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You know she topped this herself. Will she ever stop? I don't blame that man.
 
Jul 12th, 2002, 04:33 PM
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Anybody want to hear the story of how my brother and I stopped speaking to each other? How about my uncle's messy divorce? My mom's hysterectomy?
 
Jul 12th, 2002, 04:33 PM
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I just reread this and it is spooky. She went on the trip with her husband and kids and didn't tell the kids the husband was leaving for good in the middle of the trip? Then tells the kids the truth only when they return and she is buying a divorce ring and ..... how exhausting. Sorry I read it, let it drop please.
 

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