Thursday, September 16, 2010
Just Plain Grandma Peggy
I have been surprised by how many of my friends and acquaintances prefer to be called an unusual name by their grandchildren. I have heard of "Oma", "G-ma" and "Moma". These are different from ethnic names like "Bubbie" or the Japanese word that my grandchild, Russell uses for his maternal grandmother. When I was small I called my grandmother Grandma F--- or Grandma H---. Now I understand that because of divorce and remarriage that won't work all of the time because their are two Grandma W---'s. So I have become Grandma Peggy, which is fine with me. When I worked at a day care center teaching piano the kids called me Miss Peggy which more often than not came out as Miss Piggy.