A Familiar Ring

“All that is gold does not glitter / Not all those who wander are lost / The old that is strong does not wither / Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” — J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

The class ring seems to be one of those things that seniors get excited about, wear for a while, and then put away.  Nonetheless, it’s a unique sort of keepsake. It tells a story about the wearer:  their alma mater,  perhaps their profession, sometimes a favorite quotation….and it signifies the achievement of a college education.

Do you have a class ring?  Find it and take a good look at it.  Maybe it will bring back some fond memories for you, or remind you of a graduation goal you still have to achieve.  If you’re so inclined, go ahead and wear it today…. perhaps you’ll make a new connection with someone who notices and remarks about it.

Below are two examples of Rivier class rings from decades ago:

Rivier College class ring, 1957. Donated to the Archives by Marcelle Chenard, ’57
Rivier College class ring, 1965. Donated to the Archives by Sr. Joan Joyal, ’65

1 thought on “A Familiar Ring”

  1. I still have mine and look at it frequently. It does remind me of the many wonderful friends I made and the fun times I had during my years at Rivier.

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