Kathy from The Junk Drawer sent me this picture. She and her husband saw my name carved into a bench at a local burger joint. I told her it’s probably not the first time someone saw a ratty old bench and thought of me…or maybe that’s ratty old wench I’m thinking of.
Believe it or not, I have a real name. It’s Diane. Not many people call me that though. My BFF came up with Momo, and my entire family calls me Di.
When I was a kid, I was known as Di-Bi. My cousins and I all had goofy nicknames. Bill-Bud, Joni-Bologna, and Jo-Blo to name a few. My cousin Derek was known simply as Oil.
In elementary school, all my friends decided to create nicknames pulled from outer space. There was Jupiter Jenny, Saturn Stacey, and Mercury Mary. Since there are no planets that start with “D”, I got stuck with Dog Star Diane. Nice.
A little girl who lived behind my Grandmother’s house, who hated to bathe, became Susie-Piggy. My Mom goes by Vo–Vo, my daughter is known as Goose, my son answers to Boo and my BFF is Bean. My husband’s friends call him Bugs and said friends are known to us as Briar, Grunt, Gat, and Panda.