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This is a RECYCLED aluminum can: Football Necklace ~ 3 of 4 photos

When I see this, I think of my brother who nearly got signed up with one of the BIG NFL teams...until he ripped out his shoulder. It ended his soon-to-be lucrative career in the 1970s.


My brother is now partially paraylized by a stroke and has to relearn how to speak and

walks with a cane.. He lives in a nursing home. Yesterday was his birthday--age 59....7 years older than me.


Football will always carry some really huge memories for me. I was a girl around 10 and he would train with me--tackling me became his fun and devious play! I became extremely good myself and wowed the boys in school with my abilities to kick high and long and throw a ball with great "spin."


All these memories because of an aluminum can in which I created a couple of necklaces.


See next photo for more of the story....

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Taken on November 16, 2008