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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

It's A Small World

I met a friend for lunch at The Longhorn Steak House. We went to a store to buy me a new pair of Asics, and on to the cemetery. We walked from Mel's (my deceased husband) grave to my friend's parents grave. It's a large cemetery near the San Antonio river so you just never know who you will run into there. Yes in reading tombstones I found the grave of the lady who pierced my ears when I was 13. What is the chance of that? I loved earrings and wanted that done so bad. My mama knew how I hated needles and was sooo afraid of them so she said I could have it done but if I had one and got nervous I still had to have the other done. She knew me well. As Amelia finished the first ear I was about to faint as my mama walked in the back door to say I was having the second one done. Amelia gave me a little shot of whiskey and proceeded. To this day I wear earrings most days even though the holes are not perfectly straight since I didn't sit still. Amelia's grave brought back many memories that I shared with my friend.

11 comments:

jack69 said...

What a nice surprise, even if it was in a cemetery. Anything that brings back memories of family and days gone by is a good thing. I cannot believe you were ever afraid of anything. I thought you would have always tied tigers tails together! LOL
I enjoyed this entry.

jack69 said...

PS: YES it is a small world, we say that very often. Amazing incidents prove it.

S. J. Qualls said...

A walk among the tombstones is pleasant. How nice you met an old friend. ;-)

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

That would not be so surprising in our local cemeteries, as none are really all that big. But it is nice you got to pay your respects and relive a memory from your youth!
The coffee is always on in Life & Faith in Caneyhead

TARYTERRE said...

what an interesting memory. you got me remembering my ear piercing too.

Belva said...

Made me remember pierced ears too.
My holes are also crooked due to doing it with a darning needle, a potato, and a slug of booze from Grandpa's private stash. Haha

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

I had my ears pierced twice...but never much wore two sets. I too love to wear earrings.

Kinda 'eary' that you'd find the lady who did your ears. (Couldn't resist the play on words)

Rose said...

I was just telling Roger I need to put a pair of earrings in...i took them out when Lorelei was a baby and have never put a pair in since. My ears close up in just a day or so if I take earrings out. They are the one piece of jewelry I really like and used to always leave a pair in ALL THE TIME becase of how quick my ears close.

Lori said...

A shot of whiskey -- now I would never have thought of that!

Eler Beth thought she wanted her ears pierced at age 10, so I gave in. She had one done and screamed and squirmed and cried, so we took the earring out, and I treated it twice a day until it grew over. Then, when she was about 14 (or 13) one of her best friends got a pair of earrings that Eler Beth really, really adored. She made up her mind to get her ears pierced. I told her what your mom told you. And she sat through both ears being pierced, even though she had tears in her eyes. I was so proud of her. lol She wears earrings almost every day. She loves unusual ones and long, dangly ones. She doesn't wear any other jewelry on a regular basis, but you rarely see her without earrings.

Mary Degli Esposti said...

I'm going to assume that was your first taste of whiskey, unless that is a whole other entry :).

Paula said...

Oh yes Mary and I'm surprised my mama agreed to that at all.