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Friday, June 21, 2013

Nicknames . . .

 
in a recent post
i mentioned several nicknames
i have had

suzy pickle   falinda   pee hen   miss pheasant
lynner   slick   flash  father  putz
 
some of you asked
the where and why of the names



susy pickle and falinda
were names given me by my dad



my maiden name being peacock
led me to be subject to
pee hen
I remember it being carved into
one of my wooden school desks
back when i was in fifth grade

there were those who had
great fun saying this name

in my early practice teaching days
i was
miss peacock
and often
miss pheasant
was substituted



college days i became
lynner
to some of my college friends


attending college where my parents and brother attended
and being a daughter of an outstanding athlete
with the last name peacock
and the nickname
slick

i too
became
slick peacock

 
and marrying a
gordon
the summer after i graduated college
 
i was sometimes called
flash gordon
 


during my hospital working days in the eighties
i was a protestant lay chaplain
in a catholic hospital system
(this was a first for the mercy sisters)

i eventually became the
director of the pastoral care services

father
became my name by the
doctors, nurses, employees
quite by accident

a thank you had been sent to the city newspaper
from a family thanking
Father Larry and Lynne Gordon
for the care given to their family
during their family emergency at the hospital

problem was
Father Larry
the priest, then director
became Larry
and
Lynne Gordon
became
Father Lynne

(photo with chaplains from my director days)



i have been known for years to
fiddle with this or that
create, alter, ponder over
and 
putz for hours on
flowers, landscape, household, decorating,
food, dinners, entertaining

and have become known now as


putz
thanks to this guy
 

 
and that my friends is the end
of my nickname story

SLAINTE'
 

 

20 comments:

dee dee said...

Lynne
I just loved hearing your nick names and the stories behind them! YOu were and still are beautiful!
Dee Dee

Elaine said...

Now that was a really interesting way to journey through time! Here I must echo dee dee, you are beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for sharing the stories behind the names. I agree with the others you are beautiful. I love that last shot, very sweet! Happy weekend to you!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Lynne, What a wonderful mix of names you have had and with so many wonderful meanings behind the nick names.
My name is Daphne, so as a child, friends used to call me "Daffy" as in the cartoon "Daffy Duck"
or "Dixie" from Dixie and Pixie as my maiden name is Dix.
I loved the photographs you showed with all your different nicknames.
Lynne, I have really enjoyed my visit, so I have become a new follower.
I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! as you will be most welcome.
Best Wishes to you,
Daphne

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I've never had a nickname in my life. Maybe I'm just not the nickname type! Lol.

Lovely photos of your nickname history. xo

MarmePurl said...

Great story and great photos Lynne.
Smiling big down here in VA after reading this lovely post. Really Big.

Musings from Kim K. said...

I love all your pictures and beautiful history behind each name. Thank you for sharing.

babs said...

LOVE the picture of you, Jack and Snickers.....perfect.
You look gorgeous!

Wonderful post! You do nice work.

Nancy said...

Oh, Lynne, I'm so glad you shared this. It was so nice to learn more about you. I loved that photo of you with your dad. So sweet. And what a handsome guy he was. Looking at photos of you through the years I see you've always been a beauty. The last photo with your hubby is a keeper. You two look great!

TexWisGirl said...

i loved this! loved each nickname and how they came about. loved all the photos showing you through the phases of your life thus far! loved!

Jill said...

This was so much fun, Lynne! I loved all the background and the photos were wonderful!

Bonnie said...

Lynne, I love them all. Loved seeing all the pictures attached to each nickname.

My name is Riet said...

What a fun post. I love all your nicknames and the stories behind them. Youy were a beautiful bride and still are. Have a nice weekend

Paula said...

Lynne this is a wonder post. My family never gave nick names but once a man I dated always called me Spring. I finally ask him why he called me that. He said no matter what happens to you, you always spring back. I was thinking along the lines of Springtime and was hoping it wasn't bed springs. lol

Pamela Gordon said...

That was so interesting Lynne! Thanks for sharing all the nicknames you've had and how you got them. The photos are fantastic! Hugs. Pam

missy said...

Love the family pic of you three...

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Your still as cute as a button Lynne.
Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed all your pictures back of memory lane.
Your wedding headpiece looked similar as mine in my blog page .
Loved your dress.

My daughter is a Pastora now. You mentioned that as yourself.

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Lynne, I think this is my favorite ever post. Seeing you with your Dad, as a young woman, through your career, as a beautiful bride... to today. All those nicknames and stories...Reminds me of a song...
My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue, an everlasting vision of the ever changing view
A wonderous woven magic in bits of blue and gold...
A tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold...

So sweet to see you then, blessed to know you now!
Love, Princess Pat (that's what my daddy called me)

Navigating Northward said...

I think Peacock is an awesome last name!

24 Corners said...

Wonderful nickname stories...love 'Father Lynne'! Such lovely pictures...
xo J~