Several years ago, I acquired a charm bracelet from my mother which, she stated, belonged to my Aunt Bertie Johnson. The bracelet was made during World War II and the charms are symbolic of that period- hand grenade, soldier, missile, bullet, land mine, airplane, and U.S. military emblem.
Mom stated that Aunt Bertie received the bracelet from a "boyfriend" who was stationed overseas during the war. Since Aunt Bertie is no longer living, I can't inquire about the story behind the charm bracelet. Was the "boyfriend" her future husband, James Moree, or was it someone else? Mom didn't know. I know very little about the man that married my Aunt Bertie. He died when I was seven years old. Maybe I can get more information from someone in the family at our reunion later this year.