For awhile in cousin Ludora Coleman Ball's life. daughter of Smylie Coleman and Joann Benson, the heart necklace was a favorite to wear. If you look closely at the picture below, you can see it around her neck, below the pin on her blouse. Ludora's cousin Elaine also has on the same necklace.
Ludora Coleman, Elijah "Puddin" Smith and Elijah's sister Elaine Smith
Ludora has on the same necklace in her high school graduation picture of 1946
Here she is again with her husband Mozell Ball and two daughters with the heart necklace.
Ludora Coleman Ball is my 2nd cousin. We share the same great grandparents Monroe Markham and Mary Byrd.