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Yes, the correct email address is quite important. I am still so glad I called & verified an email address last week. We'd left our car keys in a hotel room safe. They found them & I needed to email a mailing label to them. What I thought I was hearing on the phone the first time I talked to the hotel & what it really was differed by one letter. If I'd gone ahead & sent it, I'd be calling the hotel again wondering why our keys hadn't arrived!
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My legal name is Joan Elaine. I was named after Joan of Arc. My aunt, who was my primary babysitter, had a niece in-law named Joanne whom she did not like. She refused to call me Joan & always used Elaine. My dad, who with his 4 brother spoiled their only sister, told my mom to let it be & I ended up as Elaine. I toyed with varieties. My mom called me Jody as a pet name. I even thought I'd try Jei, my initials. I was going to be Joan when I started college, but 2 girls from my area remembered me as Elaine & that took care of that. Later, right after I graduated from college, I was working as a waitress. There had been an Ellen, a Helen, and & Eileen at my last job, so I was using Jody. I met my husband on a blind date & gave him the choice of Jody or Elaine. I've been Jody for far more years than I was Elaine now. The relatives have gotten used to it, though the first few years I'd sign my Christmas cards as Jody (Elaine).
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2011 on Naming Yourself at The Lipstick Chronicles
I can do this. Jody
If I were blind, I'd still be able to "read" books since so many are now available as audio books. Glaucoma runs on one side of my family; macular degeneration on the other. It's always possible that I may lose some of my sight. I do think I'd prefer blind, but we don't get a choice, do we?
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I was a grown woman with 2 children of my own before I heard about my dramatic birth. My mother's nurse gave her an overdose of the medicine to increase contractions. Her cervix clamped down on my head during labor. I was forcibly removed with forceps. She said I was paralzyed on the left side of my face for several weeks. My parents fretted that I would have brain damage. I blame my klutziness on that. When my mom started contractions with my brother, she was living alone (except for me) on the farm. My dad had died 3 months previously. She took me to my grandparents across the road & drove alone into town. On the way her car's water pump broke. Luckily she was right by another farm & the farmer took her in to the hospital. I didn't have such dramatic times with my children.
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2011 on Birth Days at The Lipstick Chronicles
I can do this. Jody
I can work 10-11. Jody
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2009 on Covered: Help Desk, 10-12, April 23 at Trade Bazaar
I can work this hour.
Looks like just the book to get for my son-in-law for his birthday. Jody
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