Christmas in St. Croix with Grandmommy June, her little house along the shore, stringing perfect white shells on a garland for her her artificial tree, the prickly silver branches decked with silver tinsel and nautical flags, homemade gingerbread stars. Watching the local parade, Miss St Croix in miles of gold lame and peach chiffon tossing kisses and waves and candy canes. Later at the the
Christmas flotilla on the water, bobbing lights reflecting off our matching madras dresses, clinking tiny glasses of eggnog and singing, laughing with the carolers on the beach.
3x6mm pink tourmaline stone held by little scallop shells of the Virgin Islands.