Who are you?
Sunday Scribblings... on a Thursday...
My dad named me Victoria. As I've been told, it was a boyhood friend's mother's name and he always liked it, or maybe she made an impression. I was always Vicki until fourth grade, when an older girl in my Girl Scout troop insisted on calling me Victoria. I winced for a while -- it seemed so old-fashioned, so formal, so old -- but I'm glad how that she did. I still don't prefer Victoria, but I don't wince anymore. I remember Mom telling me that she'd wanted to name me Rhonda or Mary Jo; she will deny it or have no recollection -- I don't know if those names seem too Petticoat Junction, or not refined enough now, or if I'm just too old for her to remember being pregnant or me being a baby -- but that's what I remember.
If my name was Rhonda...
I'd ride a Harley and wear leather and have a tattoo, or two (or even more, or maybe bigger than you'd think). I'd be taller, and a little bit thinner, and be a daring dresser -- simple but daring, a lot of black. I'd have cleavage and you would know it. My hair would be longer, but not any less gray; I'd wear it in braids a lot, and wear big earrings. I'd have an ex-husband, or two. I'd definitely be between marriages and I wouldn't be living around here -- but I would have my own house. I'd own a successful auto repair business, and work on my brother's pit crew at the local race track; it's where I met my husband(s). I'd laugh loud and often; too loudly for my mother; she'd call me "a hard ticket," as would have her mother before her, and wonder how I turned out that way. I'd party hard, but infrequently. My favorite knitting project would be socks.
If my name was Mary Jo...
Oh my gosh - that's hilarious! Are you really going to make me wait until tomorrow Mary Jo??
Posted by: Deb | 10 August 2006 at 01:31 PM
I loved reading this. It reminds me of my brother who my mother would've named Blythe if he'd been a girl. He hates to be reminded of it. I wonder if he'd have been any more odd than he is now.
Posted by: hillary | 10 August 2006 at 01:53 PM
Rhonda is a wild woman! Hehe! I was supposed to be Snow if my dad had his way.
Posted by: Stacie | 10 August 2006 at 02:15 PM
I have a SIL named Mary Jo, so I am quite interested in seeing if your Mary Jo profile fits her.
Posted by: Susan | 10 August 2006 at 02:53 PM
My sister's name is Victoria (Vickey) and was also named by our father. She only gets called Victoria (still at the age of 30) if she's in trouble for something. *lol* Funny you picked Rhonda ... My aunt's name is Rhonda as is my bestfriend's mother. *lol*
Posted by: Samantha | 10 August 2006 at 06:12 PM
Too bad...I want a ride on your Harley. ;-)
Posted by: margene | 10 August 2006 at 06:20 PM
I can barely wait to see what Mary Jo would have turned out like... a great description of a Rhonda I went to high school with, and how she probably turned out.
Posted by: Birdsong | 10 August 2006 at 09:07 PM
And if you were a Rhoda what would you be?? I'm a Rhoda who is always called Rhonda .... btw it is an old old old OLD family name -
Posted by: rho1640 | 11 August 2006 at 02:13 PM