For the past few posts, I've been trying to keep it light. Gosh, there is so much sorrow and sadness in the world that sometimes we just need to laugh...I think even the Lord thinks so according to Proverbs 17:22. Anyhow, the comment my sister left on the shaving legs post brought another memory to mind and that is PIERCING EARS!
Today it is very common for mamas to take their little girls, sometimes infants down and have their ears pierced. My granddaughter had her ears pierced as an infant (her nana didn't exactly like that, but she would never be one to interfere :) ), but back in my day, our parents were vehemently against ear piercing. My mother doesn't have pierced ears to this day even though we've offered to take her so she wouldn't have to wear those clip-on's that hurt so bad! Daddy thought it was a sign of, well not a good thing!
I got my ears pierced when I was 14 or 15. It was halloween, I was supposed to be trick or treating for UNICEF. Instead 2 friends and I went to a dentist (yes, I know, I said dentist!) in town and for $5.00 he would pierce ears. If that was anytime in the last 10 or so years, he would have been in big trouble! But I don't think he had any agenda except safety because we were piercing ears left and right (no pun intended) with needles and a potato (if you have questions about the potato, you're too young to be reading this post!). Anyway, I bravely went in with my earrings and he pierced the first ear. I ALMOST FAINTED, IT HURT! I said "I don't want to do the other one." But apparently he said I had to because I left in a daze with two pierced ears. I'm not good with pain, y'all!
By Christmas I had completely overcome the pain and drama of piercing so much so, that I hung Christmas Ornament balls BY the hangers in my ears! I immediately got a horrible infection and had to go to the doctor. I made it through that and now wear only good earrings, meaning they didn't come out of the Christmas box!
My parent's reaction couldn't have been so pretty, but I still have pierced ears so I guess they figured after all that, they would let me keep them!
Ah, youth! Seems so innocent now.