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Dolly always wore an old watch given to her by an ex-boyfriend (she had thought they would get married one day). When Leroy Sr. came back from the war, he went to buy her a new watch from Stergis' store. She didn't want to toss out the old watch, however. She said for him to take it in and trade it for a new watch for him. He did so.
Dolly wore her new watch for 52 years, until it was too old and run down to work properly. She then kept it in a drawer in the bathroom. While moving from her house on Robin Hood Ct to Highland Hills, Rita took the watch to have it remade and fixed at JWR with a solid gold case.