[DWJ] Happy DWJ-book-related news

rohina at shaw.ca rohina at shaw.ca
Fri Jun 23 17:13:47 EDT 2006

My mother's childhood best friend took me to get my ears pierced for my 
16th birthday. My mother was horrified. She had never said I couldn't do 
it because it didn't occur to her that I would ever dare do something so 
appalling. Looking back, I think the friend partly did it to annoy her - 
it was that kind of friendship.


Irina Rempt wrote:

>On Friday 23 June 2006 20:30, Otter Perry wrote:
>>My sister came home with pierced ears when she was 17 or so,
>>c 1959, and I'll never forget _that_.  [I got mine pierced when I
>>was 30, and the second set of holes when I was 47 or so.  I'm sure
>>my mother disapproved .... ]
>When I was a wee sprog, seven or so, in the nineteen-sixties, the kid 
>next door had pierced ears and my mother pronounced it "common" 
><wrinkle nose>. I had mine done when I was 18, on my first month's 
>salary from the job I had between high school and university. (Then the 
>extra one on the left in my mid-twenties to mark a change of life that 
>I've since forgotten)
>My eldest daughter had hers pierced for her twelfth birthday. much to 
>the chagrin of her father who thinks one shouldn't have Holes Poked in 
>the Body (though he did buy me some earrings once). I quietly 
>encouraged her to have it done anyway, as I shall the other two when 
>they hit twelve in a year and two months.
>   Irina

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