When I graduated from law school, my family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) all pitched in and bought me a magnificent leather briefcase, complete with my initials. One of the features about this case that I like the best is that it stands up and remains open while you place or extract your computer or papers. It is a true thing of beauty and I am so grateful for it. My old briefcase is black and the type that you have to lie on its side to open (not to mention that it's too small for my laptop). This will be so useful in my new career. Thank you, my family.
From my former employer came another -- and most unexpected -- remarkable gift. He sent me a sterling silver business-card case. Inset into the center of the lid (in a 14k gold setting) is an ancient coin featuring the Goddess Aequitas holding the scales of justice in one hand and a horn of plenty in the other. From her, we get the word "equity". My former boss said that because she was the goddess of equality he thought of me. Isn't that the sweetest thing to say? The case came with a certificate of authenticity saying that the coin was minted about the year 225. Makes it pretty old. It is stunningly beautiful. Thank you, my dear friend.