Thursday, June 20, 2013
How Far Can You Travel?
I seem to have a thing about lost earrings lately. Yesterday when doing yard work one of my earrings fell out of one my pierced ears. I was working with gloves and couldn't put it back in so easy so I put it on the bumper of my truck. A little discussion followed. one side of me saying you're going to forget and drive off and lose the earring. The other side said it will only be there a short time. You will remember and pick it up and reinsert it in your ear. Middle of night I remember and tell self I must get my earring before I drive off in the morning. In the middle of my appointment on Main street I remember earring again. I can't wait to get back to the street to look on my bumper. Could it possible be there after driving a mile and a half? Wonder what the lady behind me waiting for my parking space thought when I went to the back of my truck and picked something up off the bumper before driving off? I'm not a big jewelry person but I like my earrings and I've earned them. When I was 13 I wanted to have my ears pierced sooo bad but my Mama didn't want me to knowing how afraid of needles I was. She finally gave in but said if I had one done I could not back out with the second one no matter if it hurt. I went across the street to our Hispanic neighbor who wasn't afraid of needles and sticking them into anyone's ear and drawing thread through and tieing a little knot making a circle to pull on everyday until they healed. Mama was right. When the first was done I started feeling faint and was thinking of backing out when Mama walked in the back door. Amelia the Hispanic lady brought out her bottle of whiskey. They gave me a shot that revived me enough to get the other ear pierced. It was too yucky to pull the thread through so I was very lax in taking care of them, they got infected, they were a long time healing. I love my earrings and hardly go anywhere without a pair on. Even if I'm not wearing a pair that match I will wear a small pair of loops so they never have a chance to grow closed.