Tagged by internationalorange
1. I have my ears pierced 5 times, 3 on the left, two on the right. The second hole in my left ear I pierced myself when I was in 7th grade. I got the idea for both moves from books I read at the time. I always wear the same earrings, little diamonds & hoops.
2. While I’m talking about jewelry, the stone in my engagement ring was my great grandmother’s. She and my great grandfather (both died before I was born) got married in the very early 20th century- can’t remember the year, but it was before 1908. My great grandfather was an engineer on the L & N Railroad. They took the train from Kentucky to New Orleans for Mardi Gras for their honeymoon. What that must have been like- Mardi Gras in the aughts?
3. And while I’m on the topic of great grandparents, their last name was Joyce, my middle name. Technically, my great uncle Johnny, who died in 1997, was the end of the line, but I like to think that I am.
4. Names & heritage are important to me. I never even considered changing my name when I got married. Luckily, my husband was cool with that, but it’s not really luck, but design- I married a man who doesn’t cling to old fashioned customs.
5. And to close with family heritage & to borrow from one of internationalorange's responses- I get my thick, some might even say luxurious brown hair from my mother & her side of the family. I'm often frustrated by it and don't spend much time with it & forget about it. The other day at work, someone remarked that it grows so fast; that they were jealous. Made me think about someone slinking behind me with scissors. It's just hair, man.