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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.

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow! it held on! i'm impressed!

my ears got infected years ago and will not tolerate any kind of earring now. not gold. not hypoallergenic. nada.

jack69 said...

I wanted to pierce one ear for a big gold loop and grow my hair so I could plait it like the old sailors, BUT Sherry would not let me. Wives can be so un-understanding.
YOu are one lucky lady that it was still there. IO bought a new hammer and had it on the first job. I laid it on my back bumper and someone wanted a drink from the store and I lost the hammer. MUCH bigger than an ear ring, it ain't fair. LOL

Always smile after reading Paula!!

Paula said...

Laughing @ me. It sounds like I wear unmatched earrings. I meant I wear earrings to match the clothes I have on.

TARYTERRE said...

WOW. You got your ears done the hard way. My earlobe tore twice so I needed reconstructive work done on it so I could wear earrings again. So I understand how you feel losing one.

TARYTERRE said...

PS) And finding it again.

Donna said...

I'm in the same boat as TexWisGirl. Can't wear earrings of any kind. I'm glad you found your earring!

Lucy said...

Isn't that frustrating> I just through dusting it is. Then I decided to shower and there in the top of out enclosure or liner we put in was the lonely lost earring , Not expensive but I liked them.

Leave It To Davis said...

I would have forgotten, too.

I didn't get my ears pierced until I was in my 30's. My daughter had hers pierced first, then my mom. They told me it didn't hurt. They lied. I cried all the way out of the mall. Maybe because it was such a painful experience, I didn't keep them in like I should and they grew back together. I would never endure that pain again. Apparently, I have very sensitive ear lobes. Maybe that's why I love for Hubby to kiss them. :)

linda eller said...

I was grown and married before I had my ears pierced and even such a chicken I went to a dr., who at that time, would numb you first and then pierce. I even went so far later on as having a second hole in each ear, but they have since grown up and I just keep an earring in the original holes.

Jill said...

Wow! What a story. I've never heard of this particular string method. I couldn't have handled that! No wonder you love your earrings!