Storytellers: Connecting the Past and the Future

Every culture across the world has stories: stories of life and death, birth and rebirth, creation and destruction. Many of these tales are ancient, passed down from generation to generation until a written alphabet was invented, enabling the stories to be written for future generations to read.

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Posted: May 19, 2014 By:

Our Winner for Our Mother’s Day Jewelry Contest!

You’ve voted, and you’ve told us the story that most touched your heart. Our winner is:

 

Margaret N.!

A “WONDERFUL”mother is easy to describe , because I have one. She is my best friend, she has nurtured me since birth and continues to encourage, love,support, and tease me.;) We can laugh all the time sharing grand memories or cry together and realize how strong are bond holds. She is a persons who gives her all to help someone, she gives and gives and and asks nothing in return. She understands the blessing of life and teaches her daughters and grandsons the importance of respect, work, and love. This Wonderful women deserves more than I have to offer. I’m proud of her and her accomplishments in life. We love you Mom your the best! We love you too Palms!!!!

Congratulations and Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Palms Trading Company!

Posted: May 2, 2014 By:

Entry 7 – Rita F.

my mom was very supportive of anything I wanted to learn to do even if it wasn’t a traditional ‘girl’ thing. she was way before her time when it came to women’s rights

Posted: April 28, 2014 By:

Entry 5 – Paul N.

A wonderful mother:

1) Is always there for you
2) will defend you in spite of your shortcomings.
3) will always tell you how it is!
3) will pick you up, dust you off and help you until you can get back on your feet.
4) will love you unconditionally.

Posted: April 28, 2014 By:

Entry 4 – Ilene M.

My Mother worked, had a wholesome, fresh-cooked meal on the table for my sisters and I, and even ironed my Father’s work clothes, but this is nothing compared to how wonderful she really was.

I never appreciated the scope of how much my Mother meant to me until she passed away years ago from breast cancer. (I only wish she were alive now to see my grandchildren, since she would spoil them like she did with my children).

My Mother is someone I aspire to be and have only become a half of what she was.

While suffering from breast cancer, my Mother took daily walks and left envelopes in the neighbors mailboxes in order they send a donation to the American Cancer Society.

My Mother was one of the founding members of Women In Business, and inspired me to own my own business years ago.

My Mother always stood up for neglected and abused children, which is why I believe I speak up when I now see a child in need, and found my “calling” as a teacher.

My Mother loved her grandchildren (my two children) and left a legacy of love for my grandchildren. (My 13 year old grandson often wants to see my Mother’s picture)

My Mother was a very religious person and accepted all religions, both monotheistic and those that are not. This is a lesson she taught well to me.

I truly miss my Mother. I am very fortunate to have some of her Native American jewelry that reminds me of her beauty. She wore her pieces proudly.

Although my Mother is no longer alive, winning this beautiful Native American piece would become a family heirloom that I would pass down to my daughter and then she in turn to my granddaughters, in addition to the treasured pieces that were once worn by my beautiful Mother.

Thank you

Posted: April 28, 2014 By:

Entry 3 – Margaret N.

A “WONDERFUL”mother is easy to describe , because I have one. She is my best friend, she has nurtured me since birth and continues to encourage, love,support, and tease me.;) We can laugh all the time sharing grand memories or cry together and realize how strong are bond holds. She is a persons who gives her all to help someone, she gives and gives and and asks nothing in return. She understands the blessing of life and teaches her daughters and grandsons the importance of respect, work, and love. This Wonderful women deserves more than I have to offer. I’m proud of her and her accomplishments in life. We love you Mom your the best! We love you too Palms!!!!

Posted: April 28, 2014 By:

Entry 2 – Andrea B.

My Mom (Joan) has always put her children first over her needs. I am the oldest child and have gone through a lot in my life. Have lost a child when he was 5 and lost a husband to Cancer when he was 50,plus had 3 other children ,my mother has always been there for me,to help keep everything going when things got to be to overwhelming for me,I don’t think I would have survived if it wasent for my mother with all the sorrow that came m way..God Bless my Mother,she’s my best friend~~Much Love~~

Posted: April 28, 2014 By: