The love story
It was late December, 1943—New Year's Eve, to be exact—&, Agnes Stevens was writing letter #251 to her beloved, Thomas Coomes, who was a soldier during WWII. Like many young lovers in the forties, a war separated them for what eventually became a historic juncture of time. The couple wrote each other daily for three years, three months & four days until Thomas returned home safely, & the two were married.
Many decades later, while Thomas had since passed, Agnes would occasionally read the letters from long ago, revisiting the love they etched into history. Their love story continues to inspire as their granddaughter, Meghan Coomes, is immortalizing those words in the form of a jewelry line, “Forever Yours, Agnes”—wearable art that is a testament to enduring devotion & American history.
Each piece contains a word or excerpt from a copied letter along with unique stones & glass. One-of-a-kind, each not only represents her grandparents' story, but that of a generation of lovers who were separated during a war that forever changed our world.
*Update: It’s with utmost sadness to announce that Agnes “Paudy” Coomes joined Tommy in heaven on a beautiful, brisk December 10, 2016. Their three years, three months, & four days apart paled in comparison to the 16 years, two months, & 25 days she longed for her wartime lover, husband, father of her four children, “Papa” to her grandchildren, & great-grandpa to her great-grandchildren. Rest in sweet slumber, my amazing grandma & muse.