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Josh's Important Thing
By Josh
Genre: Non-fiction
Category: Student Examples

ringMy important thing is a golden ring embedded with a ruby that I received from my great-grandfather, John A. Clark. He received the ring in January of 1966 from his work for selling a half million yearbooks.

The ring was very worn by my great-grandfather, which decreases its worth, but increases its sentimental value. He gave the ring to my grandfather, who in turn, having no sons, passed it on to his eldest daughter, my mother.

He received another ring, a white gold ring embedded with an aquamarine diamond. That ring was given to my sixteen-year-old brother. My brother and I both keep our rings in their original cases in a special place in our room, making sure not to lose them.

The ring is very important to me, as is my great-grandfather. I would wear the ring often as he did, but both my fingers are too small, and I am afraid of losing it. Once I get older and more responsible, I expect I'll wear the ring often.

I will also hand the ring down to my first-born child, who will hopefully care for it the way I have.

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