I always knew growing up
that all the men in Dad's family
were silversmiths, or jewellers, or both.
(What I didn't know was that some of the women were too.)
dad was an only child of parents
who left their home country
and came to America.
and here they were silversmiths, and jewellers.
and assayers, as they had always been back in England.
from time out of memory, as grandma used to say.
Me, I tried making jewelry for about 5 minutes.
I do this stuff instead.