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My Three Grandgirls Now

A special thank you to my blogging friend, Cindy, at Mama’s Empty Nest,  who tagged me to play along with this meme.

Please share three thoughts for each question

Three names I answer to:

  1. Dor
  2. Dorf
  3. Dork

Three places I’ve called home:

  1. Oxon Hill, MD
  2. Phoenix, AZ
  3. Hayfork, CA

Three places I’ve worked:

  1. National Printing Association
  2. Real Estate Appraisers
  3. A Travel Agency

Three things I love to watch:

  1. Dogs
  2. The changing sky
  3. Ice skating

Three things I love to eat:

  1. Chocolate
  2.  Chocolate
  3. Anything Chocolate

Three things I’m looking forward to:

  1. Seeing family and friends for Christmas and the New Year
  2. Getting rid of the big boot on my left foot and walking normally
  3. Reading the next great book

Three fond Christmas memories:

  1. When our grandgirls were little for Xmas candle light caroling downtown. Passing each store,  the holiday lights came on and the girls were entranced. The group ended at a little park in midtown Lexington where Santa lit a big Christmas tree.  I will never forget all those glowing happy faces.
  2. When I was a little girl and Santa left a real portable phonograph machine that played records!
  3. The Christmases past when we had dogs and there were wrapped chew bones and squeaky toys under the tree just for them.  How we loved Peaches and Carrie – (the Golden Girls) and Rudy – (our inherited tough guy pitbull who never harmed a soul) and then Rozie – sweet Rozie, the rescue girl who rescued us all with her  love.

Three bloggers who might play along too:

  1. Cindy at Photos from the Loony Bin
  2. Eunice at Nuts for Treasure
  3. Lisa at Life with the Top Down

But, like the other Cindy at Mama’s Empty Nest, I’m opening up this meme for anyone else who wants to participate. If you want to join the fun, copy & paste, replacing my answers with yours.

Or just choose one prompt from the list and share your answers in the comments.  I would really love to hear about your three fond Christmas memories!

“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things give off the greatest glow of happiness.” ~ Bob Hope



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Daily Prompt:  Name that…  You!

Do you know the meaning of your name, and why your parents chose it?  Do you think it suits you?  What about your children’s names?

As the story goes, my parents liked the name, Stephanie.

 And they also liked the name, Ann.

So I was to be named Stephanie Ann.

But they noticed that together with our last name, the initials spelled, S.A.D., and being superstitious, they imagined the name would bring bad luck and would render me “sad” for the rest of my life.

At the time, there was a popular movie star named Dorothy, so they chose Dorothy Ann instead of Stephanie Ann and my initials were then D.A.D.  Better.

Now that I am a married woman, the initials spell D.A.R.  They give me some credibility as a possible Daughter of the American Revolution even though it’s not true.

And when my parents looked up Dorothy they found it has Greek origins and means “Gift of God.”

Now THAT is a bit difficult to live up to, don’t you think?

I think I may be a disappointment in His grand scheme of things.

My son’s name means “Valiant Protector” and sounds presidential.

He has a lot to live up to too.

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