As soon as I noticed that Ms. Curran loved the outdoors and birds, this designed just popped into my head. Wooden beads make up the three rows of the necklace which is adjustable up to 24.5”. Clusters of pheasant feathers adorn the outside of the piece creating a very soft look. Even with the matching earrings hanging at 5.5”, they are literally light as a feather.
Minimum Bid: $50
About Doris Curran
Mrs. Doris Oertel Curran was born in Browntown, New Jersey. She moved with her family to Dayton in 1916. She earned her teaching degree from Trenton State Teachers College in 1932. Her first teaching job was in the old four-room Dayton School. She was in charge of 47 students crammed into her first classroom. She was known throughout the Township as THE authority on things historical. She collected news clippings and photos that dated back many years. Much of her collection is in the Ceil Leedom Room of the South Brunswick Public Library. She served on various historical committees over the years and also interviewed many of the local old-timers. Organized displays of local historical memorabilia at the Library and at the First Presbyterian Church in Dayton. Doris was a lover of the great outdoors and was especially fond of birdwatching. She collected china and porcelain birds. Many of the birds in her collection were given to her by former students
“When I retired, I was absolutely petrified . . . but I’ve enjoyed retirement ever since I helped create the Historical Society in 1971.”