Sunday’s Gem — Amber

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

Polished Amber stone, thanks to the Gemological Institute of America, Inc.

Neither a true crystal or a mineral, Amber is an organic gem (others include pearl, coral, and petrified wood) deriving from the fossilized resin of now-extinct evergreen trees over millions of years.

The oldest Amber on earth is estimated to be 320 million years of age!

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Coping in Difficulty

People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are not taking cold. ~John Jay Chapman, American author

My mother is a worrier.

And by that, I mean she worries over everything.

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